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Health: Palliative Care

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord MacKenzie of Culkein Lord MacKenzie of Culkein Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Sutton and Merton Clinical Commissioning Groups as to the viability of the continuing provision of palliative care by St Raphael’s Hospice to the population of both those London Boroughs in the event of the sale of St Anthony’s Hospital, which currently provides services to the Hospice free of charge, to a commercial concern.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

This is a local commissioning issue and a matter for Sutton & Merton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The Government has not had any discussions with the CCGs about this issue.

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