HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 cc435-6W
Mr. John Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 23 October 2001,Official Report, column 152W, on Solihull Hospital, if he will make a further statement on the future status of accident and emergency facilities at Solihull Hospital. [29332]

Yvette Cooper

[holding answer 24 January 2002]: At this time the service review of the accident and emergency department at Solihull Hospital being conducted by the accident and emergency sub-group of the Solihull Modernisation Board is continuing.

This sub-group will be reporting back its findings to the newly established Solihull services review group project board in due course. It will be for the health authority, or its successor body after 31 March, to decide if there is to be any significant change to the service, and if so, this will need to be the subject of a formal consultation process.