§ Mr. Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 28 June,Official Report, column 534, if she will list the NHS trusts and health authorities responsible for the provision of children's wards and beds in east London; and what arrangements are made for an overall regional perspective beyond the boundary of each unit.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Two health authorities, East London and the City and Redbridge and Waltham Forest, are responsible for arranging services to meet the health needs of people in East London. In-patient services for children are provided at the Royal Hospitals national health service trust, Newham Healthcare NHS trust and Forest Healthcare NHS trust in addition to the Queen Elizabeth hospital for children, Hackney.
North Thames regional health authority is responsible for holding all its health authorities to account for the provision of appropriate services for their populations.