HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c216W
13. Mr. Blizzard

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support he plans to give to the development of community hospitals. [110865]

Mr. Denham

This Government made clear its commitment to the future role of community hospitals in the National Health Service in the White Paper, The New NHS, provided that they can offer facilities to meet modern needs. They can also play an important role in the future development of intermediate care.