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The Countess of Chester Hospital National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1992

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Assistance by health authorities before operational date

7.—(1) The Chester Health Authority shall—

(a)until the operational date, make such staff and facilities available to the trust as are required to enable the trust to carry out its limited functions pending the transfer or appointment of staff to or by the trust and the transfer of facilities to the trust;

(b)make available such premises as are required to enable the trust to carry out its limited functions pending the transfer of premises to the trust.

(2) The Chester Health Authority shall discharge the liabilities of the trust, incurred between the establishment date and the operational date, that are of a description specified in paragraph (3) of this article.

(3) The liabilities referred to in the preceding paragraph are—

(a)liability for the remuneration and travelling or other allowances of the chairman and non-executive directors of the trust;

(b)liability for the travelling or other allowances of the members of committees and sub-committees of the trust who are not also directors of the trust;

(c)liability for the remuneration of persons employed by the trust; and

(d)any other liability which may reasonably be incurred by the trust for the purpose of enabling it to begin to operate satisfactorily with effect from its operational date.

(4) The health authority specified for the purposes of paragraph 3(1)(f) of Schedule 2 to the Act (authority which is to make the scheme under section 6 of the Act for the transfer of staff) in relation to the trust shall be the Chester Health Authority.

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