§ 40. Mr. Costain
asked the Secretary State for Social Services what steps he proposes to take to ensure that the casualty unit at the Royal Victoria hospital, Folkestone is not restricted following the opening of the William Harvey hospital at Ashford.
§ Mr. Moyle
Kent area health authority plans to retain a minor injuries service at the Royal Victoria hospital and I have been assured that every effort will be made by the authority to maintain adequate staffing cover for this purpose. A full accident and emergency service will be available at the William Harvey hospital.