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Psychiatric, Surgical And Medical Facilities (Nuneaton)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what amounts have been spent on psychiatric, surgical and medical facilities and improvements in Nuneaton hospitals in the past five years; and whether he will make a statement on future proposals.

England. Wales and Scotland, respect ively.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1980, c. 506]: Improvements in these categories have included a new psychiatric day hospital at a cost of £71,581, two ward upgradings at a combined cost of £22,073, and several minor capital schemes at a total cost of £310,221. Work is currently in progress on a temporary operating theatre costing £214,550.Future development proposals include the provision of 81 geriatric beds, 50 day places and supporting facilities, at an estimated cost of £2,455,000, and X-ray department, 54 surgical beds and medical records accommodation (£1,600,000), a pathology laboratory (£1,400,000), and a new mortuary (£233,000).The West Midlands regional strategic plan proposes a major development of the George Eliot hospital, at an estimated cost of £10 million, to start in the period 1985–86 to 1988–89.