HL Deb 28 January 2003 vol 643 cc150-1WA
Lord Holme of Cheltenham

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are proposing any action to avert the closure of the King Edward VII hospital in Midhurst. [HL1181]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Ministers and officials at the Department of Health have received a number of representations regarding the situation at the hospital. Discussions with the Liquidator are currently ongoing. In view of that, it would not be appropriate for Ministers to comment further, although these discussions will of course focus on the continuing provision of appropriate care for National Health Service patients.