HC Deb 14 January 2003 vol 397 cc515-6W
18. Hugh Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the reconfiguration of health services in East Kent. [90206]

Ms Blears

A decision on the reconfiguration of acute services in East Kent could not be made while the judicial review of the consultation process was under consideration. This has now been completed and Ministers will shortly be considering the recommendation made by Kent and Medway Strategic Health Authority. A decision will be made as soon as possible.