HC Deb 14 January 1994 vol 235 cc330-1W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances public money is made available to assist in drawing up a proposal for trust status; on how many such occasions applications for trust status have failed or not been proceeded with; which potential trusts were involved; and what was the cost of drawing up the proposals.

Dr. Mawhinney

[holding answer 14 December 1993]: When expressions of interest in national health service trust status are approved by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health funds are made available to regional health authorities to assist those units in drawing up their applications. The table lists those applications which were withdrawn or deferred after the expression of interest was approved. Information about the cost of drawing up individual applications is not available centrally.

Applications for NHS trust status withdrawn or deferred by wave of trust

First Wave

  • Brighton Acute Services
  • St. Bartholomew's
  • St. Thomas' Hospital
  • Crawley/Horsham
  • Bromley Acute
  • Harefield Hospital
  • Ravensbourne Priority Services
  • North West Hertfordshire Priority Services

Second Wave

  • Northwick Park Hospital
  • Royal London Homeopathic Hospital
  • Bromley Healthcare
  • Mid-Kent Health Care Services (Maidstone Acute)
  • Princess Christian (Tonbridge Wells Mental Handicap)
  • South Buckinghamshire (Wycombe Health Services)
  • West Berkshire Mental Handicap Unit
  • Horton General
  • North West Durham Hospital and Community Services
  • Mid Surrey Mental Handicap
  • St. Bartholomew's (Dissolved before operational date of 1 April 1993)
  • St. Thomas' Hospital (Dissolved before operational date of 1 April 1993

Third Wave

  • Essex and Hertfordshire Health Services
  • Newham Healthcare
  • Tavistock and Portman Clinics
  • Stockport Health Services
  • Queen Victoria East Grinstead
  • Yardley Green
  • Dewsbury Health Care
  • Rehabilitation North
  • 331
  • Tameside and Glossop
  • Medway and Swale Healthcare
  • Plymouth Acute Services
  • Derbyshire Royal Infirmary
  • Hull and East Yorkshire Community and Mental Health Services
  • St. Georges Health Care (combined acute and community services application deferred, reconfigured application for acute services subsequently approved)
  • North West Hertfordshire Acute

Fourth Wave1

  • The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
  • South Birmingham Acute
  • Solihull Hospital
  • Newcastle General Health
  • Unityne
  • West Sussex Ambulance
  • East Sussex Ambulance
  • Riverside Acute
  • Hammersmith and Queen Charlottes

1 The information for the fourth wave is the latest available as the fourth wave assessment process has not yet been completed.

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