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Health Finances

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure that the National Assembly for Wales pays the same for Welsh patients being treated at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital as English authorities do for Shropshire patients. (101886)

I understand that Welsh local health boards currently pay for treatment of Welsh patients in English hospitals at an agreed local price, which is below the English national tariff. This difference in pricing is being actively addressed through discussions between NHS chiefs in England and Wales on the possibility of a common tariff for future payments.