§ Mr. Charles Morrison
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consultations she has had with the Wessex Regional Health Authority about the proposed closure of the Tidworth Army Hospital; what extra hospital provisions that authority will be making for civilians who formerly made use of Tidworth Hospital; and what will be the extra cost to the National Health Service.
§ Dr. Owen:
The Wessex Regional Health Authority was consulted about the effects on the National Health Service of the closure of Tidworth military hospital. No extra hospital provisions will be necessary for the small number of civilians who formerly used Tidworth hospital; they will be treated at existing NHS hospitals at very little extra cost.