HC Deb 23 May 1995 vol 260 cc516-7W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response she has made to the report on London health services prepared by the Greater London Association of Community Health Councils for London Members of Parliament, dated 10 May, a copy of which has been sent to her. [24739]

Mr. Malone

No formal response has been made. However, the report on admissions times which monitors the progress of hospitals towards the new patients charter standard, launched in January 1995 is welcomed. From April 1995, all patients should be given a bed within three to four hours. The community health council figures show that progress has been made and it is encouraging to note the relatively small numbers outside the target last year before management attention was focused on this important issue.