Information on the costs of individual trust plans for deep cleaning is not held by the Department. All trusts were required to submit and agree their deep clean plans, including costs, with primary care trusts and providers in their area by 14 December 2007 and this process has been monitored and assessed by the strategic health authorities.
I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement issued on 21 November 2007, Official Report, columns 134-35WS, in which the Department made available information on the funding to support the deep clean of the national health service at regional level.
(2) how many hospitals in the eastern area have been deep cleaned in the last 12 months.
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). An interim local progress report about the implementation of deep cleans will be published by SHAs shortly. All deep cleans will be complete by the end of March 2008.