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Royal South Hants Hospital

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions her Department has had with local NHS providers and commissioners about the scale of the proposed independent sector treatment centre at the Royal South Hants Hospital in Southampton. (89981)

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight independent sector treatment centre scheme is locally led.

The number and type of patient treatments to be included, the case mix, the under-pinning rationale and service requirements of the scheme were determined through discussions between Southampton University Hospitals National Health Service Trust, the commissioning primary care trusts and the local strategic health authority.

As part of the management of the procurement the Department’s commercial directorate meets at least weekly with local NHS providers and commissioners.