HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 c757W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that his Department's review of intensive care facilities will(a) review the number of intensive care and high dependency beds and regional centres with particular attention to paediatrics and neurosurgery to ensure the provision of necessary support services and (b) implement as a matter of urgency a bed bureau to facilitate the immediate location of appropriate available specialist care beds in an emergency; and if he will make a statement. [33676]

Mr. Sackville

No. I have set up a working group to develop clear definitions of intensive care and high dependency; and to devise guidelines for admission to and discharge from such units.