HC Deb 03 May 1991 vol 190 cc367-8W
Ms. Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out for each established national health service trust(a) the level of any staff reductions proposed, (b) any proposed changes in the level of services and (c) their current financial position.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

No. National health service trusts have extensive freedom to manage their own affairs. However, trusts will be obliged to publish an annual report and accounts.

Ms. Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the national health service units which are currently being considered for self-governing trust status.

Mr. Waldegrave

To date, 59 of the 130 hospitals and other units that expressed an interest in becoming a trust by April 1992 have submitted formal applications. Others continue to arrive daily. They are as follows:

Northern regional health authority

  • Cleveland ambulance services
  • Gateshead Community Unit
  • Northgate Hospital, Northumberland
  • North West Durham hospital and community unit
  • North Tees acute and community services
  • Royal Victoria and dental hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
  • South Tees acute hospital services

Yorkshire regional health authority

  • Airedale health services
  • Bradford mental health and community services
  • Northallerton health services
  • York health services

Trent regional health authority

  • South Yorkshire metropolitan ambulance services
  • Weston Park hospital, Sheffield

East Anglian regional health authority

  • East Suffolk community unit
  • Huntington acute and Hinchingbrooke hospitals

North West Thames regional health authority

  • Barnet community health services
  • Barnet and Edgware hospitals
  • Northwick Park hospital
  • Hillingdon community health unit
  • North West Hertfordshire mental handicap unit
  • South Bedfordshire community and mental health services
  • Bedford general hospitals
  • Luton and Dunstable hospital

North East Thames regional health authority

  • Essex ambulance services
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  • North Essex healthcare
  • North East Essex mental illness unit
  • Royal London homoeopathic hospital
  • Southend community care services
  • Forest healthcare

South East Thames regional health authority

  • King's healthcare unit
  • Dartford and Gravesham priority services
  • Tunbridge Wells mental handicap unit

Wessex regional health authority

  • Bath district mental health unit
  • Bournemouth and Christchurch acute unit
  • Poole acute unit
  • East Dorset community services
  • Royal United hospital, Bath
  • Wiltshire healthcare
  • Avon and Somerset community unit

Oxford regional health authority

  • Aylesbury Vale priority services unit
  • East Berkshire mental handicap unit
  • Horton general hospital
  • Milton Keynes acute and maternity services unit
  • Milton Keynes community and mental health services unit
  • West Berkshire mental handicap unit
  • Heatherwood and Wexham park hospitals

South Western regional health authority

  • Royal Cornwall hospitals
  • Frenchay acute and community services
  • Southmead acute and community services
  • Gloucester ambulance services
  • Devon ambulance services
  • Greater Bristol unit
  • Exeter community services

Mersey regional health authority

  • Liverpool community and priority services
  • Mersey regional ambulance services
  • Mersey regional centre for neurosciences
  • St. Helens and Knowsley community unit
  • Southport acute unit

North Western regional health authority

  • Oldham acute and community services.

Ms. Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has decided not to proceed with any of the proposed national health service trusts which he has already announced.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

No. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will decide which of these hospitals and other units will be approved for trust status once he has fully examined their applications; considered the views expressed in the public consultation process; and is satisfied that they can fulfil the criteria for moving into trust status.

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