NHS Decision Making

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 29th June 2010.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton 2:30 pm, 29th June 2010

NHS managers have justified cuts in community hospitals in Walton, Cobham, Molesey and other parts of the country on efficiency grounds, but in 2009, because of targets, almost 1 million patients were discharged and then readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of £1.6 billion. What plans has the Secretary of State to strengthen local democratic control over community hospitals and the vital services that they provide?

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