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Public Health Laboratory Service

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the Public Health Laboratory Service laboratories that (a) will transfer and (b) have transferred to NHS trusts, broken down by (i) trust, (ii) date of transfer, (iii) current running cost and (iv) staffing complement. [124310]

The running costs and staffing numbers for the laboratories transferred to the national health service are shown in the following table. All the laboratory transfers were completed on or before 1 April 2003.


NHS Trust

2002–03 budget (£)

Staff complement (WTE)


CoventryUniversity Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust2,145,80549.78
DorchesterWest Dorset General Hospital NHS Trust1,134,62122.99
ExeterRoyal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS Trust1,979,93049.29
GloucesterGloucester Hospitals NHS Trust1,465,72145.71
HerefordHereford Hospitals NHS Trust975,29023.73
HullHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust2,366,91761.16
IpswichIpswich Hospital NHS Trust1,279,74834.75
LeicesterUniversity Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust2,812,95968.30
LincolnNorthern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital NHS Trust998,29523.59
LiverpoolAintree Hospitals NHS Trust1,934,07254.38
LutonLuton and Dunstable NHS Trust1,229,50028.89
MiddlesbroughSouth Tees Hospitals NHS Trust1,372,30336.73
NorwichNorfolk and Norwich University NHS Trust2,055,94252.34
NottinghamNottingham University NHS Trust3,105,89980.38
PeterboroughPeterborough Hospitals NHS Trust944,53325.00
PlymouthPlymouth NHS Trust2,125,29444.17
PoolePoole Hospital NHS Trust2,329,96552.67
PortsmouthPortsmouth Hospital NHS Trust1,984,92247.01
PrestonLancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust2,426,40772.21
ReadingRoyal Berkshire and Battle NHS Trust1,644,38535.94
SalisburySalisbury Healthcare NHS Trust842,95517.32
SheffieldSheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust2,354,82158.60
ShrewsburyRoyal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust1,775,98136.47
StokeNorth Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust1,756,09839.34
TauntonTaunton and Somerset NHS Trust1,474,24432.28
TruroRoyal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust2,182,10244.80

1 Whole-time equivalent