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Royal Naval Hospital Haslar: Operating Costs

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the operating costs of Royal hospital Haslar were in each of the last five years. (190635)

The Royal hospital Haslar has been administered since 2001 under a partnering arrangement with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT). It currently provides a limited range of clinical facilities, predominantly for NHS civilian patients. It also continues to provide training and experience for well over 100 military doctors and nurses. Operating costs falling to the MOD include certain staff costs, utilities, estate maintenance and works, equipment, services provided under contract, and medical supplies. MOD gross costs were as follows:

Financial year

£ million












1. The costs of PHT civilian staff employed on the site and other costs incurred directly by PHT are not included.

2. Military personnel costs are not included. Many military personnel employed at Haslar also have duties elsewhere and their costs are not readily disaggregated.

3. PHT makes a financial contribution towards meeting the MOD's costs, in acknowledgement of the support provided towards meeting its own outputs.

4. Costs are final outturn figures, except for 2007-08, which is a forecast. During the current year many MOD civilian staff are being progressively transferred to PHT, with a corresponding transfer of responsibility for costs.