HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c105W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list, by region, the cottage and community hospitals which are currently subject to proposals for closure; and if he will make a statement. [3407]

Mr. Boateng

It is difficult to define comprehensively what is meant by "community" or "cottage" hospital. They differ from place to place in the scale, range and volume of services they offer. What characterise nearly all of them is that they provide a local service and admit patients under the care of a general practitioner. The list has been compiled on that basis and shows hospitals that are currently, or have recently been, the subject of local consultation about full closure.Anglia and Oxford

  • None.
North Western
  • Ulverston Hospital, Ulverston
North Thames
  • None.
Northern and Yorkshire
  • None.
South Thames
  • Battle Hospital, Battle
  • Eversfield Hospital, St. Leonard's-on-Sea
South West
  • Belmont Hospital, Tiverton
  • Lynton Community Hospital1
  • Odiham Cottage Hospital
  • Winsford Community Hospital 1
  • None.
West Midlands
  • None.
  • 1Temporary closures.