§ Mr. Ashton
asked the Secretary of Slate for Social Services whether she will make a statement on the closure of the Robinson Ward, Victoria Hospital, Worksop, and Ward 5 of the Kilton Hospital with the loss of the 19 surgical and 18 geriatric beds; and whether she will allocate funds to reintroduce the 15 full-time nursing staff which are necessary to restore the establishment to minimal levels necessary
§ Mr. Meacher
I am investigating the circumstances of this closure, which, I understand, the AHA hopes will be temporary. It is for regional and area health authorities to determine priorities within the sum which the Department has been able to make available to them.