HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c528W
23. Mr. Barnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his response is to the Commission for Health Improvement report on Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement. [142918]

Yvette Cooper

For the first time ever, an independent body is inspecting the National Health Service hospitals. The Commission for Health Improvement's report is rigorous, challenging and fair, giving credit to the organisation's strengths and highlighting areas for improvement. The Trust has drawn up and published an action plan in response to CHIMP's input and we now look to the Trust to implement the plan.