HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 cc43-4W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Health if he is now in a position to announce his proposals for reform of the administrative structure of the medical and related services; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

I shall publish tomorrow, Tuesday, 23rd July, a Green Paper:National Health Service: The Administrative Structure of Medical and Related Services in England and Wales. Copies will be made available in the Vote Office and placed on sale at Her Majesty's Stationery Office at 11 a.m

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Speciality Stepping Hill Hospital(31st May, 1968) Stockport Infirmary(at 31st May, 1968) Manchester Regional Total(including Teaching Hospital)(at 31st December, 1967)
General Medicine 2 368
General Surgery 2,873 45 20,080
Ear, Nose and Throat 300 1,064 17,325
Traumatic and Orthopaedic Surgery 233 7,685
Geriatrics 128* 774
Ophthalmology 157 2,726
Dentistry 38 876
Paediatrics 19 81
Gynaecology 1,072 10,586
*Some patients are admitted to St. Thomas's Hospital, Stockport.

Mr. Orbach

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that four wards in the Stockport Infirmary and Stepping Hill Hospital are being closed

I hope that all interested bodies, including the organisations representative of the authorities concerned and of those providing these services, will study the Green Paper and send me their written comments by about the end of November. It would be helpful if any organisation intending to submit comments would notify my Department as soon as possible. I shall consider at a later stage whether further steps will be necessary to co-ordinate these views and to provide me with additional advice.

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