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New Hospitals

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Health if he will enumerate and specify the new hospitals that have been completed since the inception of the Health Service and state the number of beds each contains; and if he will also state the year of their completion in each case.

The ten new hospitals listed below have been partly completed and are in use, and provide a total of 1,294 beds.

Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.1952162
Greaves Hall, Nr. South-port.1957220
Oakwood Park, Conway1957187
West Wales General Hospital, Glangwili.195896
Balderton Hospital, Nr. Newark.1959252
Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon.195940
Llanfrechfa Grange, Newport.1959200
West Cumberland Hospital, Hensingham.1960137
New Teaching Hospital, Sheffield.1960(out-patients)
Singleton Park Hospital, Swansea.1960(out-patients)
In addition the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield, which provides for an intake of 40 students each year was completed in 1953 and much new work has been completed at other hospitals.

asked the Minister of Health what is the number of new hospitals which he expects to be completed during the next five years; and what is the total number of beds they will contain.

Ten, with approximately 4,000 beds. Five, more, with about 1,600 beds, are expected to be in use but not fully completed. Five new dental hospitals should also be completed.