Hospitals: Lancashire

Department of Health written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have been seen at (a) Royal Preston Hospital and (b) Chorley District Hospital by gtd healthcare staff in each month since it was awarded its NHS contract; how many appointments at (i) Royal Preston Hospital and (ii) Chorley District Hospital have been cancelled because doctors employed by gtd healthcare were not available; how many people have been seen during the period of the contract under the visiting scheme for people who call an ambulance but do not need to be taken to hospital, alternative to transfer; and what the cost of the contract for gtd healthcare with the NHS has been to date.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

Information in respect of the numbers of people seen at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley District Hospital by GTD healthcare, the number of appointments cancelled because doctors employed by GTD healthcare, and the number of patients seen under the visiting scheme for people who call an ambulance but do not need to be taken to hospital is not held centrally.

In respect of GTD Healthcare, the contract is with Chorley and South Ribble Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group. Information on the Urgent Care Centre contract is available on both the CCG’s websites and can be accessed at the following links:

https://www.chorleysouthribbleccg.nhs.uk/contract-awards

https://www.greaterprestonccg.nhs.uk/contract-awards

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