HC Deb 19 March 1993 vol 221 c433W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to extend the Hospital Complaints Procedure Act 1988 to the private sector; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville


The patients charter established the right of patients to have any complaint about national health service services—whoever provides them—investigated and to receive a full and prompt written reply from the chief executive or general manager.

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