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Community Hospitals: Hospital Beds

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect of a (a) temporary and (b) permanent closure of 36 beds of a 68 bed community hospital on the level of service delivery by that hospital. (122645)

It is the responsibility of primary care trusts and strategic health authorities to analyse their local situation and develop plans, in liaison with their local national health service trusts and primary care providers, to deliver high quality NHS services.