HC Deb 07 November 1989 vol 159 c553W
23. Mr. Lee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress of the Pendle community hospital.

Mr. Freeman

The Pendle community hospital is a £6 million development in community hospital care which will open in September 1991. It will provide 24 beds which general practitioners can use for treating patients suffering from a range of medical conditions not requiring the full services available at the district general hospital. In addition to this, so that day cases will benefit from ready access to physiotherapy and occupational therapy, an acute outpatients department will have extensive clinical facilities in medical, surgical and paediatric services. There will also be 45 beds for the elderly who need medical treatment and rehabilitation care.