§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals have been put forward by the joint working party considering the possible civilian use of the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, Woolwich.
§ Mr. Moyle
The working party has considerd a number of possibilities. The most recent suggestion, as recorded in the Greenwich and Bexley Area Health Authority's interim statement of 27th July on changes in the provision of health care in the area, was that accommodation at the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital should be used mainly for services which are not at present available in the area—for example, a burns unit. Some of these are services provided on a regional basis and are for the regional healh authority to consider. Discussions are continuing between my Department, the Ministry of Defence and the health authorities about how to secure optimum use of the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital facilities and the contribution which the hospital should make to the NHS.