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Thame Hospital

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 October 2008, Official Report, columns 524-25W, how much of the funding of £4 million from the community hospitals and services programme for the redevelopment of Thame hospital, Oxfordshire had been spent as at 1 July 2009, and what the timetable is for the completion of the re-development. (287116)

The Thame community hospital programme is one of 28 schemes that has secured funding from the community hospital programme. The latest project programme from the primary care trust indicates that work on the new unit is planned to start on site in August 2010 and completion in September 2011. The PCT schedule indicates a requirement for funding of £2.28 million in 2010-11 and £1.72 million in 2011-12. Additional refurbishment of older buildings takes place from October 2011 to March 2012, and the PCT tells us that it will be operational in March or April 2012.