HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c50W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether maternity services will be included as part of the core services to be provided by self-governing hospitals.

Mr. Mellor

[holding answer 21 June 1989]: Exactly what core services different self-governing hospitals will provide will vary according to the facilities that they have available, the services other local hospitals provide and local requirements. Where, however, a self-governing hospital can best provide maternity services to which patients need guaranteed local access, it will be required to do so.

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