HC Deb 27 January 1994 vol 236 cc322-3W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement regarding the instructions given by Gwynedd health authority that all future referrals for cardiological opinion of Gwynedd patients are to be made to the cardiology unit in Manchester.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

This is a matter for Gwynedd health authority, taking into account a number of factors, including the views of patients, the assessment of clinical quality as judged by general practitioners and consultants, the waiting time for a first diagnosis, cost and the distance between a patient's home and the hospital.