§ Mrs. Currie
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what funds have been made available this 743W financial year to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham, for liver transplant operations; how many operations have been undertaken; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
TheDaily Mirror report on this subject 12 July was misleading.
The funds allocated under the arrangements for supra regional funding of highly specialised services for the liver transplant programme at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham, were £482,000 in 1985–86 and £647,000 in 1986–87, an increase of 34 per cent. 25 liver transplant operations were performed in 1985–86, and 13 were performed between 1 April and 22 July 1986.