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Edgware Hospital

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to (a) expand and (b) improve services at Edgware Hospital as a consequence of the re-organisation of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement. (179011)

The provision of services at Edgware Hospital is a matter for the local national health service.

However, we have been informed that Barnet Primary Care Trust (PCT) has recently developed a variety of services at Edgware Hospital which has helped to improve local access.

We have also been informed that the PCT will look to make further use of community hospital facilities in the light of the recent public consultation exercise on the future of acute services in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made with changes to the Dennis Scott Unit at Edgware Hospital. (179070)

The provision of services at Edgware hospital is a matter for the local national health service.

However, we have been informed that Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust started the current refurbishment programme of the Dennis Scott Unit at Edgware hospital in 2007, and plans to have the works completed by 2009.