Intensive Care

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:07 am on 22nd January 1997.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation 10:07 am, 22nd January 1997

I do not know whether my hon. Friend has seen a press release that the Department of Health put out on 24 December showing that £500,000 was spent on purchasing additional intensive care beds in the South Thames region. It lists the extra beds by authority, but not one additional pound of expenditure has been allocated to Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark, my hon. Friend's health authority. Will she press the Minister specifically on why the allocation is as shown in the press release and why her inner-city health authority, which faces problems that were so graphically described to the House, was excluded from the additional allocations?