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Hospitals (Expenditure)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are now her proposals to give priority for capital expenditure on hospitals in industrial areas, and in particular within the Sheffield Health Authority, including extensions and replacement in the Northern General and Firvale Hospitals in the short and medium term after completion of the Hallam Hospital, and the Norton development in the middle and long term.

Health deprivation is one of the main criteria being used to select major building schemes within the limited sum available for National Health Service capital development in 1975–76. Trent Regional Health Authority has provisionally been allocated the largest regional share of that sum in 1975–76 in recognition of its deprived status. We are discussing with the regional health authority its provisions.