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NHS: Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast

Volume 684: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast purchased the joint telephone and entertainment units for each bed; how much the units cost; and what is the expected percentage of units which should be in working order at any one time.[HL6087]

Patientline UK Ltd currently provides joint telephone and entertainment units at the patient's bedside within the Royal Hospitals Group Trust. Patientline UK Ltd is responsible for the availability of units and their ongoing service and maintenance. The provision of this service does not involve any capital or revenue expenditure by the trust and the trust is not aware of the current cost of replacing these units. The trust does not benefit from any income earned through use of these units.