§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response she has made to the request from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases that it should move to facilities under the control of the University College hospital trust; and when she expects a decision to be finalised.
§ Mr. Sackville
The Hospital for Tropical Diseases is a constituent part of University College London hospitals national health service trust. Proposals by the trust to relocate the services of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases to the Middlesex and University College hospitals have been considered by the North Thames regional office of the NHS Executive. It has been decided, in agreement with the trust, to postpone the proposed move of the hospital pending the outcome of the option appraisal for the whole trust.