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East Lancashire Hospital Trust

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether undertakings were given at the time that the East Lancashire Hospital Trust was formed regarding the future location of accident and emergency services; and if she will make a statement. (68716)

No undertakings were given at the time that the East Lancashire Hospitals National Health Service Trust was formed regarding the future location of the accident and emergency services. The services available at the hospitals managed by the trust need to be agreed locally. A consultation exercise is currently underway following the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust review of clinical services.