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Hospitals: Leeds

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the plans for a children’s and maternity hospital in Leeds. (132969)

Making Leeds Better is a comprehensive plan for improving healthcare in the city. It is the ambition of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, the Leeds Primary Care Trust (PCT) and the national health service to centre children’s services on one new site in the city. This remains the case.

However, concerns have been raised about the affordability of this project. Leeds PCT is investigating how this might be resolved prior to public consultation and the next major milestone, the submission of the outline business case, which is still over 20 months away.

No decision will be taken on Making Leeds Better without public involvement.