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Hospitals: Cleaning Services

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has allocated to hospitals in the west midlands for deep cleaning to date, broken down by hospital. (195416)

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). As set out in the written ministerial statement given by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State on 17 January, 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.