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Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Volume 81: debated on Wednesday 19 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many engineers, technical staff, and so on, were employed in the maintenance of buildings in the year ended March 1975 at the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast; and how many are currently so employed.

The figures are not available in the form requested. At 31 December 1974, 92 engineers and technical staff were employed in the former north and west Belfast district which included other hospital facilities in addition to the Royal Victoria hospital. The current figure for the Royal Group of Hospitals, which includes the Royal Victoria hospital, is 123.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the extent of additional buildings provided at the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast, between April 1975 and April 1985, expressed as a percentage of total accommodation.

Seven per cent. However, some 13,000 sq m of additional accommodation have been provided to serve the Royal Victoria hospital, the Royal Belfast hospital for sick children and the Royal maternity hospital which are all located on the Grosvenor road site.