To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 145570, if he will publish a list of which private hospitals (a) Ministers and (b) Special Advisers of his Department have visited in each of the last 18 months; and what the subjects of those visits were for each of those hospitals so listed.
A list of visits made by Ministers over the past 18 months to private hospitals and the subject matter of those visits is shown in the following table.
A special adviser has visited the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston and Vanderbilt University Medical Centre, Nashville to discuss technology and innovation.
No other Ministers or Special Advisers have undertaken such visits during the past 18 months.
Title of Minister
Subject of Visit
Newton House, Independent Hospital, Blackpool.
To visit locked rehabilitation services, and meet staff and service users
Texas Medical Centre, Texas, USA
Tour and discussion on service delivery and innovation
Texas Children’s hospital, Texas, USA
MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Texas, USA
Visit to Brigham and Women’s hospital, Boston, USA
Spaulding Rehabilitation hospital, Boston, USA
Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
Vanderbilt University medical centre, Nashville, USA