Overseas Treatment

Health written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis were (a) Portsmouth, (b) East Kent and (c) West Kent and East Surrey Health Authorities selected to test the treatment of NHS patients overseas.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

holding answer 6 November 2001

The three test-bed sites were selected on the basis that all three have significant waiting time problems and are also located close to airports, ferry ports and train stations with connections to the continent.

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