§ 17. Mr. Wilkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the future of existing burns and plastic surgery hospital facilities within the Hillingdon, South West-Hertfordshire and Brent and Harrow health authority areas. 
The Mount Vernon and Watford Hospitals NHS Trust provides plastic and burns services for these areas. A review of these services is being undertaken through joint working with the NHS Executive's regional offices and affected health authorities. Further discussions will shortly confirm a model of care, and criteria against which options for the future provision of services would be assessed. Full public consultation will take place on any significant service reconfiguration.