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Lymington Hospital

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total cost involved in preparing part of Lymington Hospital as a temporary home for those mentally handicapped children being transferred there due to the refusal of the Wessex Regional Health Authority temporarily to keep open Field Place Children's Home, New Milton.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when and why full X-ray facilities ceased being available at Lymington Hospital; why a delay has occurred in their reinstatement; when they will be available again at Lymington; and what arrangements are being made for patients at the present time

The only X-ray facility to be temporarily interrupted at Lymington Hospital is screening involving barium type examinations. This ceased to be available on 1st April 1975, because the X-ray machine concerned needed repair. There has been no avoidable delay in the reinstatement of the facility; replacement parts having been obtained, work on installation started on 9th June and is expected to be completed by 28th June. In the meantime, patients requiring barium examinations are being referred to Southampton General Hospital.