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Hospitals: Construction

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals have been built in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) England in each year since 1997. (321586)

The number of major hospital schemes that have been built and opened in each year since 1997 is tabled as follows:

Number

South Tyneside

The north-east

The rest of England

1997

0

0

5

1998

0

0

4

1999

0

0

0

2000

0

0

6

2001

0

1

7

2002

0

1

13

2003

0

3

10

2004

0

1

10

2005

0

0

12

2006

0

1

17

2007

0

1

10

2008

0

1

6

2009

0

1

16

2010

0

1

0

There have been a number of smaller scale health service projects in the South Tyneside area which include The Washington primary care centre (capital cost £6 million) which opened in 2008; the Gateshead and South Tyneside Joint Assessment Unit (£4.5 million) and three other schemes at the South Tyneside primary care trust amounting to £9.5 million.