(2) what the cost to the public purse was of building work carried out at Musgrove Park Hospital in the last five years.
The Department holds information on the major capital investment schemes that have been completed at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in the last five years.
The new cancer centre at Musgrove Park hospital was completed in July 2009 with a capital value of £21 million. Minor works were completed in April 2008 with a capital value of £1.2 million. The cardio catheter laboratory was completed in August 2007 with a capital value of £6.6 million.
Details of proposals being developed by Trusts such as that for the new surgical unit are not held by the Department. This is a matter for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. We have written to Rosalinde Wyke, Chair of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, informing her of the hon. Member’s inquiry. She will reply shortly and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.