HC Deb 22 October 1991 vol 196 cc595-6W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the provision of care at Alder Hey Children's (Trust) hospital; and what representations he has received concerning incidents in the hospital mortuary and the death of a patient in a hospital corridor.

Mr. Dorrell

We have received no representations on the hospital mortuary at this hospital. The hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Wareing) did raise a patient death with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State last week. I understand that this case is likely to be the subject of legal proceedings.

The Royal Liverpool children's hospital has recently benefited from a £13 million investment in paediatric intensive care, which now provides treatment in the most modern facilities. The trust has reduced its waiting lists by 7 per cent. already since coming into operation in April.

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