HC Deb 27 February 2001 vol 363 c614W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Blackpool Victoria Hospital Trust will receive the capital investment to develop its new cardio-thoracic facilities. 147240]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 31 January 2001The recommendations for developing cardiac services across the north-west have been accepted in full. Discussions are now progressing well with a view to developing the business case for the Specialist Cardio-Thoracic Centre which will be based at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital. It is hoped that the nrw unit will be operational by 2005, subject to the availability of capital.