§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make additional funding available to the Southampton and South-West Hampshire health authority in order to retain adequate convalescent facilities such as those provided at Fred Woolley house.
§ Mr. Whitney
It is for the district health authority to plan and manage local services, within the resources made available to it by the regional health authority, in the light of local needs and priorities. We understand that the authority decided on 28 April to retain convalescent facilities at Fred Woolley home and the Netley Castle convalescent home.