§ Mrs. Currie
I have received no representations other than those from the hon. Member. The new kidney unit at Leicester general hospital is expected to open later this year. The opening was always intended to be staged. Twenty-four of the 30 available beds should open initially as soon as the district is able to recruit the necessary staff; the others will follow according to workload demand. Trent RHA, of which Leicester is a part, already provides a higher level of renal service than the national guidelines recommend. No separate representation has been received.