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Watford Hospital

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made with the proposed private finance initiative redevelopment of Watford General Hospital; and if he will make a statement. (253905)

The information requested is not held centrally. However, further details can be obtained from the East of England Strategic Health Authority.

Since May 1997, 132 hospital schemes worth over £17.3 billion have been approved to proceed—121 via the private finance initiative and 11 through public capital. 49 of those hospitals are already built and operational with a further 19 which have reached financial close and are now under construction.

The target of 100 new hospital schemes by 2010 as detailed in the NHS Plan is on course to be achieved.