Hospitals: Wellingborough

Health written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Peter Bone Peter Bone Conservative, Wellingborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2010, Official Report, column 871W, on hospitals: construction, what procedure will apply to the establishment of any new NHS hospital in Wellingborough following the abolition of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts; who would be responsible for overseeing that process; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Government have already announced that strategic health authorities will be abolished by April 2012; and primary care trusts by 2013. By April 2013 all national health service provider units are timetabled to have become NHS foundation trusts, which are free to make their own investment decisions as long as their schemes are clinically driven, affordable and take into account local circumstances, in particular the intentions of the local general practice commissioning consortia.

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