HC Deb 23 April 2002 vol 384 cc243-4W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the applicants for the contract to provide television and telephone services to NHS patients. [47003]

Ms Blears

The list shows those companies that submitted tender documentation to request a licence to provide bedhead entertainment and telephone services to the NHS.

First round (3 August 2000) tender applications received from:

  • Hospital Telephone Services
  • Patientline
  • Wandsworth Electrical
  • Sodexho
  • Static Systems
  • Unicorn Hospital Communications Ltd.
  • BT Health
  • Compaq Computers
  • ITR Telecom
  • Syntec Telecom

Second Round (23 February 2001) tender applications received from:

  • Philips Business Communications
  • Kerfone Communications Limited
  • BT Health
  • Premier Managed Payphones
  • Patientpal (MIM Meditech Hospital Systems).