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Community Hospitals

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of community hospitals in Gloucestershire. (78481)

Making decisions on local healthcare provision, including the closure of community or cottage hospitals, is a matter for primary care trusts and strategic health authorities, as they have responsibility for ensuring that services provided locally meet the needs of the populations that they serve.