§ Mr. Chris Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which district health authority has responsibility for providing hospital geriatric services for the people of South Islington and Finsbury; what are the planning arrangements and resource agreements involved; and what guidance is given to health authorities about taking the plans of other districts and their implications into account when drawing up their own plans.
§ Mr. John Patten
Bloomsbury Health Authority is currently responsible for the provision and planning of hospital services for elderly people living in south Islington. North-East Thames regional health authority has proposed that these responsibilities be transferred to Islington health authority. This and the question of resources for these services are matters for the regional health authority to pursue in discussion with the district health authorities concerned.