Cossham Hospital

Health written question – answered on 1st March 2005.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Minister without Portfolio, Co-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on communities served by Cossham hospital arising from the transfer of services from Cossham hospital to community health facilities in Kingswood town centre.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 24 February 2005

I have made no assessment. It is for strategic health authorities, as the local headquarters of the national health service, to oversee service improvements in their local areas because with their knowledge of the local community they are best placed to do so.

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