HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 c133W
Mr. Norman Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the hospitals within the north-east Thames regional health authority area which are either scheduled to close or are threatened with full or partial closure; and if he has taken these into account when announcing his revenue and capital assumptions for National Health Service planning purposes.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Formal consultation is in progress or has been completed on closure proposals for the following hospitals in the North-East Thames region:

  • Cheshunt cottage hospital
  • Essex Hall hospital, Colchester
  • Harts hospital, Woodford Green
  • Lugano nursing home, Buckhurst Hill
  • Mildmay mission hospital, Shoreditch
  • Prince of Wales's hospital, Tottenham
  • Queen Mary's hospital, Newham
  • St. Leonard's hospital, London N1
  • St. Mary's hospital, Newham
  • St. Matthew's hospital, London N1
  • The German hospital, Dalston
  • The Mother's hospital, Lower Clapton
  • The Royal National orthopaedic hospital, Great Portland
  • St. Premises

Most of these proposals are being put forward on the basis that the closure of surplus or out-of-date or unsuitable hospital facilities will release resources for the development of other higher priority patient services. Long-term resource assumptions have been determined in such a way as to move towards a fairer distribution of health resources between different regions of the country.