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Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her oral statement of 7 June 2006, Official Report, column 264, on NHS performance, what assessment she has made of where responsibility lies for the deficit of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. (82533)

It is for the NHS South West to make any such assessment, and take the necessary action in co-operation with the local national health service. The Secretary of State for Health was advised by KPMG as part of the initial assessment for turnaround in February 2006 that Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust was a category one organisation and would thus require immediate support to deliver a turnaround.