HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 cc569-71W
Mr. Pendry

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list all those proposed hospital closures since June 1979 which he has overruled;

(2) if he will list all proposed hospital closures since May 1979, by region, indicating (a) whether or not the proposed closure was objected to by the community health council and (b) what was the final outcome.

Mr. Hayhoe

For hospitals approved for complete closure between May 1979 and 31 March 1985 I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my right hon. and learned Friend the then Minister for Health on 20 May at columns317–28.

Hospitals approved for complete closure between April and 30 June 1985, the latest date for which information is available, are as follows:

Region District Health Authority Hospital
Yorkshire York Naburn
North West Thames South Bedfordshire Priory
South West Thames North Bedfordshire Park
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton Westmoor House
Wessex Isle of Wight Longford

Following are those hospitals for which proposals for complete closure were referred to Secretary of State for approval because they were opposed by community health councils. The table indicates, by year of decision on approval, which proposals were approved or not approved, or on which a decision was pending at 30 June 1985.

Region Area/District Authority Health Hospital
May to December 1979
Yorkshire Humberside Townend Maternity A
East Anglian Norfolk Bowthorpe N
N.W. Thames Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster St. Columbas A
N.E. Thames City and East London London Jewish A
Enfield and Haringey Bearstead Memorial A
S.W. Thames Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Henderson N
Northern North Tyneside Willington Quay A
Yorkshire Wakefield Newton Lodge Annex A
Carr Gate A
Headlands A
Trent Derbyshire Parwich A
Smedley Memorial A
N.W. Thames Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Temple Hill House A
Bedfordshire Daneswood Convalescent A
Wessex Hampshire Barton-on-Sea Maternity N
Mersey Liverpool Royal Liverpool Children's, Heswall Branch N
East Anglian Norwich Home Place Convalescent A
Longacre A
N.W. Thames Barnet West Hendon A
Brent Leamington Park A
N.E. Thames Haringey Prince of Wales A
S.E. Thames Camberwell St. Giles A
S.W. Thames Wandsworth South London Hospital for Women A
South Western Frenchay Wendover Maternity A
Mersey Wirral Cleaver A

Region Area/District Authority Health Hospital
Yorkshire East Yorkshire Woodgates Maternity A
Bradford Thornton View A
Shipley N
N.W. Thames Hounslow and Spelthorne St. Johns A
Paddington and North Kensington Chepstow Lodge A
N.E. Thames Waltham Forest Harts A
City and Hackney The Mothers A
The German A
St. Matthews A
Tower Hamlets Mildmay Mission A
Oxford Milton Keynes Westbury Maternity A
West Midlands Worcester and District St. Wulstans A
Mersey Liverpool Princes Park A
North Western Bury Ainsworth A
Wigan Ashton A
Northern Gateshead Whickam A
Yorkshire Airedale Wharfedale Childrens P
Leeds Eastern Marguerite Hepton A
Leeds Western Grassington A
N.W. Thames North Bedfordshire Park A
N E. Thames Enfield Chestnut Cottage P
Waltham Forest Jubilee P
S.E. Thames Greenwich St. Nicholas P
Dreadnought Seamans P
West Midlands South Warwickshire Monroe Devis Maternity A
North Western Preston Fullwood Continuation A
National Heart and Chest Hospitals Special Health Authority Brompton Hospital,* (at Frimley) P
N=Not approved.
P=Decision pending at 30 June.
* Community Health Council Opposition not applicable.