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Community Hospitals

Volume 501: debated on Tuesday 24 November 2009

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his policy on the provision of local community hospitals; and if he will make a statement. (300157)

The transforming community services programme is supporting primary care trusts (PCTs) to make local decisions about how they provide community services. We published guidance in January 2009 asking PCTs to assess their community estates in the light of their commissioning intentions, and produce estate strategies by April 2010.