§ Mr. Wilkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what facilities and services at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, are to be transferred to other sites; when such transfers will take place; and to which other hospitals they will be transferred; 
(2) what plans he has to transfer the facilities and services of Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, to (a) the Royal Brompton Hospital, Chelsea and (b) a new hospital on the Paddington Basin site in West London. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 16 February 2000]: Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority has recently completed a period of formal public consultation over proposals to move inpatient paediatric services from Harefield Hospital to the Royal Brompton Hospital. A decision over the proposal, which the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Trust identified as a preferred option to maintain the quality and safety of children's services, has yet to be reached. Any decision on the future location of Harefield Hospital's paediatric transplantation services would require the consideration of the National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group.
This must be set in the context of longer term plans. Following detailed planning and assessment by NHS organisations in West London and the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine a preferred option has been identified for the future of specialist inpatient services including cardiothoracic services. Subject to the approval of the Outline Business Case for the Paddington Basin, there will be a period of public consultation in the summer of 2000 before any decisions are made. That public consultation will be based upon the provision of a summary of the information that had led to the identification of a preferred option.
§ 2001 Mr. Wilkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) medical and (b) other staff are employed at Harefield Hospital, Middlesex; and how many will be employed there in February (a)(b) 2002 and (c) 2003. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 16 February 2000]: Forecast figures are not held centrally. The latest figures for the whole of the Royal Brompton and Harefield National Health Service Trust are for the situation as at 30 September 1998 and are shown.Non-medical staff total: 1,900Medical: 350
Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census
Department of Health Medical and Dental Workforce Census