HC Deb 26 October 1993 vol 230 c610W
Mrs. Roche

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations she has received regarding the proposed closure of the renal unit at the Royal Free hospital ; and what proportion of them indicated that hardship would occur if it were implemented.

Mr. Sackville

We have received a large number of representations regarding the Royal Free hospital following publication of the renal specialty review group's report. This report identified University College/ Middlesex hospital as a preferred site for tertiary renal services in the north-central sector of London. The specialty review report's are independent advice to Ministers and not policy. Any major proposals to change services will be subject to full public consultation.