HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 cc278-9W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many units operating a newborn screening unit for deafness at birth(a) there are now and (b) are planned to open in 2003; where they are located; and if he will make a statement. [91667]

Jacqui Smith

Twenty-three sites are currently providing newborn hearing screening. We expect to bring on a further 16 sites by the end of May 2003, with approximately 30 additional sites during the remainder of the financial year 2003–04.

First and second phase sites, by health authority (HA) area, are as follows.

  • First Phase
  • Avon HA
  • Barnsley HA
  • Bath HA
  • Bradford HA
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield HA
  • Camden and Islington HA
  • Dewsbury HA
  • Tower Hamlets HA
  • East Sussex HA
  • Manchester HA
  • Milton Keynes HA
  • North Cheshire HA
  • North Derbyshire HA
  • North Staffordshire HA
  • Northumberland HA
  • Nottingham HA
  • Oxfordshire HA
  • Sheffield HA
  • Shropshire HA
  • Southampton and Winchester HA
  • Stockport HA
  • Swindon HA
  • Waltham Forest HA
  • Second Phase
  • Barnet, Enfield and Haringey HA
  • Bedfordshire HA
  • Bury, Rochdale and Oldham HA
  • Cambridgeshire HA
  • Croydon HA
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw HA
  • Dudley HA
  • Gloucestershire HA
  • North Hants HA
  • Redbridge HA
  • Salford HA
  • Trafford HA
  • South Wiltshire HA
  • Bolton HA
  • East Riding and Hull HA
  • Portsmouth and Isle of Wight HA

Sites are listed by former Health Authority areas, as these were the boundaries in existence when the selection process started.

Cancer Care Coronary Care Orthopaedics
King Edward VII, Midhurst King Edward VII, Midhurst Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne
Prospect Hospice, Swindon Winterbourne Hospital, Dorchester Horder Centre Crowborough
Winterbourne Hospital, Dorchester Harbour Hospital, Poole BUPA Hastings
Nuffield (Derwent Suite) Bournemouth King Edward VII, Midhurst
New Hall Hospital, Salisbury Nuffield Hospital, Ashdown
BUPA, Southampton Nuffield Hospital, Chichester
Wessex Nuffield Hospital, Eastleigh BUPA Gatwick
Sarum Road Hospital, Winchester BMI, Goring Hall
CAPIO, North Downs
BMI, Runnymede
Woking, Nuffield
Nuffield, Guildford
Ridgeway Hospital, Swindon
Harbour Hospital, Poole
Nuffield Hospital, Bournemouth
Winterbourne Hospital, Dorchester
BUPA, Portsmouth
Sarum Road Hospital, Winchester
The Hampshire Clinic, Basingstoke
The Orchard Hospital, Isle of Wight