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It is not possible to identify separately which beds are provided in community or cottage hospitals, in specially designated wards in general hospitals, in purpose built new facilities, or in nursing homes.
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Caroline Flint: The Department does not collect information centrally on the number of national health service funded invitro fertilization (IVF) treatments carried out. Following the publication in February 2004 of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (NICE) clinical guideline on the assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems, we advised all primary care trusts to offer a minimum of one cycle of IVF by April 2005 to those who meet the clinical criteria, giving priority to couples with no children living with them, and to make progress to full implementation of the guideline in the longer term. The primary responsibility for the implementation of NICE guidelines rests with the NHS at local level and compliance with NICE guidance by NHS organisations will be considered by the Healthcare Commission during their review and performance assessment processes.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget was of the (a) Whittington hospital, (b) Royal Free hospital Hampstead, (c) North Middlesex university hospital and (d) Haringey teaching primary care trust St. Ann's hospital in each of the last five years; and whether each hospital was (i) in deficit and (ii) had a surplus at each year end. 
Jane Kennedy: The latest year for which audited data on the financial position of national health service organisations is available is 200304. The budget and financial position for Whittington hospital, Royal Free hospital Hampstead, North Middlesex university hospital and Haringey teaching primary care trust St.Ann's hospital which is part of the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, in each of the last five years is shown in the table.
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|North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust:|
|Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust|
Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what long-term funding for infrastructure is available to support voluntary organisations working to meet the mental health needs of black and minority ethnic communities. 
Ms Rosie Winterton:
In January 2005, the Department published Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health Care (ORE), a five-year action plan for improving services for black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. An important component of the plan is better engagement between mental health service
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providers and their local communities. To that end the National Institute for Mental Health in England will invest around £2 million over the next two years in up to 80 local community engagement projects. An objective of each of the projects will be to secure longer-term funding. Applications from community organisations for funding to run projects in the current year will be invited shortly.
ORE is clear about the need for statutory national health service and local authority services to integrate the voluntary sector more fully and permanently into the planning and provision of mental health care for BME patients. As voluntary organisations take on that expanded role, we expect appropriate funding to follow from primary care trusts and local authorities.
In addition my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health, through the section 64 general scheme of grants (section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968), has the power to make grants to voluntary organisations whose activities support the Department's policy priorities. In the current financial year, £607,000 has been awarded to organisations working to meet the mental health needs of BME communities.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Government set a target for the elimination of mixed sex accommodation in 95 per Cent. of trusts by December 2002. This target was achieved. No further targets have been set for this area.
Guidance issued to the national health service requires the provision of single-sex accommodation, which can take a number of forms. NHS trusts may provide single rooms, single sex bays, single-sex wards or combinations of these types.
The provision of single-sex accommodation is measured by compliance with three specific objectives set by the Department. These are designed to deliver separate sleeping areas for men and women, separate bathrooms and toilet facilities for men and women, and for those trusts delivering mental health services, safe facilities for patients in hospital who are mentally ill.
Compliance with the objectives is measured at trust level. The position of each NHS Trust was published on 26 May 2005 and is available on the Department's website at: www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/11/21/41/04112141.pdf and is available in the Library.
Mr. Havard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of NHS Circular 1999/176 in each year of its application; and if she will make a statement. 
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