To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proposals NHS England has made for the replacement of paediatric respiratory services currently provided at the Royal Brompton Hospital.
19 July 2017
No decision has been made to close the Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) service at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
The particular circumstances at the Royal Brompton mean that NHS England’s CHD proposals would, if implemented, have an impact on the Trust’s paediatric respiratory service. NHS England has therefore formed a specialist panel to review the potential impact of the CHD proposals on paediatric respiratory services at the Royal Brompton.
If a decision is taken to stop commissioning children’s CHD surgical services, NHS England will work with the Trust to manage the impact on paediatric respiratory services.