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Hospital Appointments

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received about patients having difficulty using call centres to pre-book hospital appointments under pilot pre-booking and patient choice initiatives. [186009]

Mr. Hutton: Since the launch of the new national health service "Choose and Book" system in the early adopter sites, the Department has not received any representations from patients, or their carers and representatives, about difficulties using the booking management service call centre.

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what options will be available for patients booking hospital
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appointments other than via call centres following implementation of the Government's proposals for the pre-booking of hospital appointments. [186010]

Mr. Hutton: Under the proposals for electronic booking, patients will be able to book hospital appointments at their local surgery with the help of their general practitioner or the practice staff. Patients will also be able to book their appointments online from home, at an internet kiosk or by telephone through the dedicated call centre.

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been issued to primary care trusts on establishing call centres to handle requests for booked appointments in pursuance of the Government's proposals for all hospital appointments to be pre-booked. [186011]

Mr. Hutton: The national programme for information technology has issued the following implementation guidance to primary care trusts (PCTs):

These documents provided guidance to PCTs in developing their call centre options so that their patients can book their first hospital outpatient appointment by telephone, if they choose not to book the appointment within the primary care surgery.

Hospital Beds

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 July 2004, Official Report, column 931W, on hospital beds, how many hospital beds were available in total in the NHS in England in (a) 1979 and (b) 1997. [186200]

Mr. Hutton: The table shows data on the total number of national health service available hospital beds, including both psychiatric and non-psychiatric hospitals.

The measure, "Average daily number of NHS available hospital beds" refers to the total number of NHS available beds in a year. The yearly total is the average of the daily totals in that year. The term "available" means that the beds are available for patient use.

Average daily number of NHS available hospital beds
Financial year19791997–98

(78) 1979: calendar year
Annual Abstract of Statistics

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Hospital Building

Mr. Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government owe to the private sector with regard to hospital building programmes in (a) England and (b) Herefordshire and Worcestershire. [185197]

Mr. Hutton: Under the private finance initiative (PFI), national health service trusts make regular payments (unitary payments) to their private sector partner once the hospital is open; payments are subject to satisfactory performance of the contract. The total PFI unitary payments in 2003–04 were £346 million. This figure includes Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's unitary payments of £10.5 million and £17.8 million respectively.

The payments figure does not include schemes with a capital value below £10 million as information on them is not held centrally.

Hospital Building Programme

Andy King: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government are on track to achieve its target of 114 hospitals by 2010; and what the (a) anticipated construction cost, (b) expected date for start of construction and (c) planned date for completion is of each (i) major and (ii) medium-sized building programme. [182453]

Mr. Hutton: Currently there are 132 privately financed and public capital funded hospital schemes counting towards the NHS Plan target of 100 new hospital schemes by 2010. 46 of these are already open, so we are well on course to meet this target.

The tables show the estimated capital value, which incorporates construction costs, start on site and first patient date. Planned financial close dates are given for schemes yet to reach financial close and these are subject to change. The tables include the 15 new projects given the go-ahead by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, on 27 July.
Private finance initiative (PFI) schemes which have reached financial close which are completed and operational

Capital value (£ million)Start on siteFirst patient date
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust9430 July 199711 September 2000
North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust673 November 199710 April 2000
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust4514 December 199717 October 2000
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust961 July 199828 February 2001
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust6531 July 19988 April 2001
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (North Durham)6131 March 19982 April 2001
South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust678 June 199825 July 2001
Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust1589 January 199821 September 2001
Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust6431 March 19991 March 2002
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust8718 March 199918 March 2002
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust541 February 19992 March 2002
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (Bishop Auckland)4828 May 19998 June 2002
Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust1005 October 19993 December 2002
Leeds Community and Mental Health Services Teaching NHS Trust471 March 200016 December 2002
King's Healthcare NHS Trust766 December 19997 October 2002
Bromley Healthcare NHS Trust11819 November 199829 March 2003
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust228 December 200029 March 2003
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust302 May 200129 April 2003
West Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust6030 January 200116 May 2003
South Tees Acute Hospitals NHS Trust12216 August 19991 August 2003
St. George's Hospital NHS Trust4620 March 200011 September 2003
Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust1511 December 199830 March 2000
Queens Medical Centre Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust1724 May 19991 October 2000
West Sussex Health and Social Care Trust2224 June 199931 January 2001
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust288 December 19991 September 2001
Oxleas NHS Trust114 July 200020 December 2001
North East London Mental Health NHS Trust114 July 20004 March 2002
North Birmingham Primary Care NHS Trust1815 August 200018 March 2002
Cornwall Partnerships NHS Trust—Bodmin1031 October 20001 June 2002
East London and The City Mental Health NHS Trust—Newham155 September 200011 June 2002
Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust1521 November 20009 September 2002
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust—Wansbeck1816 November 200025 March 2003
Royston, Buntingford and Bishop Stortford PCT154 May 200128 April 2003
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust1320 March 200223 June 2003
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust—Hexham2927 April 200112 July 2003
Guildford and Waverley PCT—Farnham2929 October 20011 November 2003
County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust—Chester-le-Street1030 May 200218 November 2003
Mid Devon PCT—Tiverton101 July 200225 May 2004
Newbury & Community PCT194 July 20021 March 2004
Total 391,832

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Schemes reached financial close with work started on site

Start on siteFirst patient date
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust42212 July 2000April 2005
Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust1371 May 2001December 2004
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust37927 November 2002May 2006
Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust321 May 2002November 2004
Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust31212 September 2003May 2008
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust—Blackburn1109 July 2003July 2005
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust13419 December 2003May 2007
Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust23815 January 2004November 2006
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust696 November 2003September 2005
Avon and Western Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust831 March 2004March 2006
Brighton Health Care NHS Trust3610 June 2004April 2007
Brent PCT—Willesden215 December 2002March 2005
Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland MH—Morpeth3110 May 2004March 2006
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust—Wharfedale1420 September 2002November 2004
County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust—West Park164 July 2003August 2004
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust3720 April 2002March 2006
Sandwell and W. Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust— City Hospital269 December 2002October 2004
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust329 October 2002December 2004
Newham Healthcare NHS Trust5227 January 2004April 2005
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust—Burnley3013 October 2003November 2005
Doncaster and South Humber Healthcare NHS Trust1211 August 2003January 2005
Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust244 March 2004February 2006
North Kirklees PCT2521 May 2004May 2005
Wandsworth PCT—Queen Mary's Roehampton756 May 2004January 2006
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust—Stoke Mandeville4721 May 2004June 2006
Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust518 July 2004September 2006
Total 262,445

Schemes in negotiation but not yet reached financial close—operational dates yet to be finalised

Planned financial close
Barts and The London NHS Trust (remaining Wave 1A)1,0522nd Quarter 2005
Central Manchester Healthcare/Manchester Childrens Hospitals NHS Trusts4203rd Quarter 2004
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust2204th Quarter 2004
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust2653rd Quarter 2004
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust1923rd Quarter 2004
Kingston Hospital284th Quarter 2004
Northampton Community Healthcare293rd Quarter 2005
Addenbrookes NHS Trust763rd Quarter 2004
Northgate and Prudhoe—Neuro Disability Centre241st Quarter 2005
Taunton and Somerset184th Quarter 2004
New Forest PCT— Lymington363rd Quarter 2004
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals304th Quarter 2004
Nottingham Healthcare193rd Quarter 2004
Daventry and South Northamptonshire PCT244th Quarter 2004
Derbyshire Mental Health NHS Trust321st Quarter 2006
East Lincolnshire PCT242nd Quarter 2006
University Hospital Birmingham/South Birmingham MH NHS Trust3791st Quarter 2005
North Staffordshire Hospital NHS Trusts2694th Quarter 2004
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust4031st Quarter 2005
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust564th Quarter 2004
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals and Wakefield2601st Quarter 2005
St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust2291st Quarter 2005
North Middlesex Hospitals NHS Trust742nd Quarter 2005
Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust1104th Quarter 2004
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust944th Quarter 2004
Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trusts1963rd Quarter 2005
Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust843rd Quarter 2005
Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust50Under Review
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust1252nd Quarter 2005
Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust1273rd Quarter 2005
Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust2934th Quarter 2005
Whipps Cross Hospitals NHS Trust3282nd Quarter 2006
Total 325,566

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Schemes which have not yet placed advertisements in the Official Journal of the European Community

St. Mary's NHS Trust and Paddington Basin800
Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust117
United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust104
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust76
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells/Invicta Community Care NHS Trusts290
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust274
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust312
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust80
South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust120
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust200
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire NHS Trust880
North Bristol and South Gloucestershire310
Papworth Hospital NHS Trust148
Sandwell and West Birmingham Acute Trust591
Maternity and Childrens Hospital Leeds204
Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust271
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital121
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust52
Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust73
Taunton Surgical Centre75
Southend Hospital NHS Trust100
North Mersey Future Healthcare Project1008
Cherry Knowle Hospital, Sunderland50
Northwick Park and St. Marks305
Total 246,561
Total PFI16,404

Public capital funded schemes which are completed and open

Start on siteFirst patient date
Rochdale Healthcare NHS Trust2414 August 19981 August 2000
Central Sheffield University Hospitals NHS Trust2419 September 19981 February 2001
Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospital NHS Trust848 January 199727 July 2002
Swale PCT141 December 20007 October 2002
West London Mental Health NHS Trust141 December 200020 February 2004
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust121 May 200116 February 2004
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust—Royal Albert Edward Infirmary251 November 200019 June 2004
Total 7197

Schemes with work started on site/approval to tender

Start on siteFirst patient date
Barnet PCT (Edgware Community)241 April 20011 October 2004
Guys and St. Thomas NHS Trust5019 September 19981 January 2005
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust1212 December 20031 February 2005
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust75
Total 4161
11 Total Publicly Funded Schemes358
132 Total PFI and Publicly Funded Schemes16,762

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