HC Deb 02 November 1995 vol 265 c452W
Mr. Bayley

To ask the Secretary of State for health what additional resources will be made available to(a) North Hampshire health commission or (b) Bath and Wiltshire health commission to take account of the cost of transferring care for NHS patients from the Cambridge military hospital, Aldershot, and the RAF hospital, Wroughton, to NHS provider units. [40715]

Mr. Sackville

I am aware of the difficulties faced by North and Mid Hampshire health commission following the decision by the Ministry of Defence to close the Cambridge military hospital. The health commission has kept me in close touch with its programme for reproviding the Cambridge military hospital services.

The implications for the NHS of the closure of the MOD hospitals are currently being discussed between the health commissions and the NHS executive.

Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the future of Cambridge military hospital and its present contribution to health services for NHS patients. [40433]

Mr. Sackville

I refer the hon. and learned Member to the reply given today by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces. The local health authorities are currently working closely with local national health service trusts and general practitioners to ensure that there is no break in local services and these services are provided to patients charter standards.