§ Mr. Goodman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance his Department issues on the treatment of children in hospital by staff not specifically trained to treat children; 
(2) what guidance his Department issues on the treatment of children in hospital in facilities not specifically designated for children 
§ Dr. Ladyman
[holding answers 23 April 2004]: In April 2003, the Department issued the first part of the national service framework for children relating to hospital standards. This describes essential considerations and best practice in caring for children and young people in hospital, including staff training and facilities for children. The standards are available at: http://www.paediatrics. ox.ac.uk/profile_20of_20paeds/documents/hospitalstandard.pdf.