Medway Maritime Hospital

Department of Health written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Gordon Henderson Gordon Henderson Conservative, Sittingbourne and Sheppey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that Medway Maritime Hospital has capacity to meet the needs of the local population.

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

Capacity planning is a matter for NHS England. Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the lead commissioner for Medway Maritime Hospital and we are advised that local health and care leaders are working through the Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) to ensure that capacity across the STP footprint will meet future need.

The CCG advises that there are currently no commissioning plans, as part of the STP, to reduce capacity at Medway Maritime Hospital.

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