Published: 25/07/2002, Volume II2, No. 5816 Page 20

I was disappointed at errors about University College London Hospitals trust's new hospital build (letters, 27 June).

There has been no sleight of hand in winning planning permission or fudging of figures to achieve Treasury approval for the scheme. Everything has been agreed at public trust board meetings open to local people.

To suggest there has been incompetence is without foundation. The new hospital will provide the NHS with world-class facilities. Last month UCLH won a top design award for this development.

Robert Naylor Chief executive University College London Hospitals trust