§ Baroness Jeger
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In the light of the Patients' Charter, what are the rights of patients assigned to be treated by a hospital with which their GP has a contract, but which does not have the equipment or experience to treat their condition.
§ Baroness Cumberlege
Both general practitioner fundholders and district health authorities place contracts with hospitals to obtain the best possible services for their patients. This includes consideration of the range and quality of the services provided.