HC Deb 25 February 1986 vol 92 c804
11. Mr. Chope

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is taking to ensure that maximum use is made of expensive capital equipment installed in National Health Service hospitals.

Mr. Hayhoe

The implementation of the Griffiths report is improving and extending good management, part of whose job is to make maximum cost-effective use of all capital equipment.

Mr. Chope

Is there not a long way to go? Is my hon. Friend aware that in the Southampton health district alone some £5 million worth of modern X-ray equipment is used only between the hours of nine to five, five days a week?

Mr. Hayhoe

There is some way to go, and it would be useful if my hon. Friend discussed this matter with the chairman of his district health authority.

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