HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c186W
Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the future role of and services provided at Evesham Community Hospital. [78112]

Mr. Denham

Worcestershire Health Authority's strategy for providing more health care in a community setting gives a significant role for all of the county's community hospitals, including Evesham. The health authority's aim is to preserve local facilities in a way that is affordable and compatible with their overall strategy for health provision in the new millennium.

The future role of Evesham Community Hospital will be as a central focus for the delivery of high quality community care services which reflect the needs of the local population and provide local access.