HC Deb 12 June 1996 vol 279 c184W
Mr. Brian Jenkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what transport facilities are to be provided for patients who will have to travel from Tamworth to Burton following the transfer of mental health services; [32011]

(2) what assessment he has made of Premier Health NHStrust's proposals to close mental health services in Tamworth; and if he will establish an urgent independent audit of the trust's accounts; [32010]

(3) what representations he has received on Premier Health NHS trust's proposal to transfer mental health services from the George Bryan centre in Tamworth to the Margaret Stanhope centre in Burton; and if he will make a statement. [32012]

Mr. Bowis

No decision has yet been made about changes to services provided by Premier Health national health service trust. Proposals for change, including associated transport arrangements, are currently the subject of a public consultation exercise which closes on 3 July 1996. The annual accounts of all NHS trusts are subject to an independent audit.