Hospitals: Domestic Visits

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th June 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

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.

Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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

Private Hospital

Subject of Visit

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Jackie Doyle-Price)

Newton House, Independent Hospital, Blackpool.

To visit locked rehabilitation services, and meet staff and service users

The former Minister of State (Mr Philip Dunne MP)

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

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