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Hospitals: Cleaning Services

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many hospitals in England have completed a deep clean since 23 September 2007; (180251)

(2) on what date prior to 14 December 2007 the deep cleaning plan by Peterborough and Stamford hospitals Foundation NHS Trust was submitted to the East of England strategic health authority;

(3) when the Alfred Bean hospital in Driffield will receive its deep clean.

[holding answer 21 January 2008]: All trusts were required to submit and agree their deep clean plans with primary care trusts in their area by 14 December 2007 and this process has been monitored and assessed by strategic health authorities (SHAs). I refer the hon. Members to the written ministerial statement given by the Secretary of State for Health on 17 January 2008, Official Report, columns 38-39WS. Further information on the implementation of the deep clean of the national health service is available from SHAs. All deep cleans will be complete by the end of March 2008.