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Patients: Transport

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to improve the conditions under which critically ill patients are transferred between hospitals. (226847)

Local health commissioners work with local hospitals, ambulance trusts and critical care networks to assess, commission and monitor the arrangements for transferring critically ill patients. We would expect that transfers follow relevant guidance from professional organisations, in particular the Intensive Care Society.