§ 23. Mr. Dismore
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement about Barnet hospital.
§ Mr. Hutton
I am aware of and share my hon. Friend's concerns over Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust and the need to support improvements in its performance in key areas highlighted by the recent NHS Trust Performance Ratings.
The Trust has formally been given three months from 25 September to produce an action plan focused on areas of poor performance and will receive close support from the Modernisation Agency.
I have already arranged to meet my hon. Friend to discuss these matters.