HC Deb 18 January 1999 vol 323 c377W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support is available to Scilly Islands residents travelling to mainland hospitals for specialist treatment and advice. [65274]

Mr. Denham

Residents from the Isles of Scilly requiring treatment at mainland hospitals are reimbursed the cost of the flight from the Isles of Scilly to Penzance, less a £5 contribution. Residents claiming income support are reimbursed the full cost of the flight. These payments are made by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Authority from their own resources. The health authority does not receive additional funding for these payments.