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Health Projects

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will announce allocations for 1990–91 for health projects under the programme for the valleys; and if he will make a statement.

District health authorities and the University of Wales college of medicine have today been informed that the following allocations are to be made under the programme for the valleys for projects in 1990–91. The allocations are set out in the table. The £9·738 million allocation approved for the coming year represents an increase of over 60 per cent. on the budget for the present financial year and demonstrates a continuing commitment to improving health care provision in the valleys.In particular, the allocation to Mid Glamorgan health authority should accelerate the development of a new district general hospital to serve Taff Ely and Rhondda. Subject to the normal detailed approval procedure, a programme for the valleys investment of £8 million over the coming three years is planned towards the total cost of this major development.

Programme for the Valleys health schemes to be funded in 1990–91

New developments and existing commitments
DHA/health interestFunding 1990–91
£ million
Ebbw Vale Community Hospital [commitment]1·13
Mid Glamorgan
Ystrad Fechan Community Hospital [commitment]2·4
Aberdare Elderly Unit [commitment]0·2
Know your Midwife, Rhondda [commitment]0·06
Community Nursing (Valleys) [commitment]0·085
Bargoed Ambulance Station [commitment]0·27
West Glamorgan
Pontardawe Psychiatric Day Centre [commitment]0·11

DHA/health interest

Funding 1990–91

£ million

UWCM/Mid Glamorgan/Gwent

Domiciliary Ante-natal Care Project [commitment]0·085

UWCM/Mid Glamorgan

Myocardial Infarction Project [commitment]0·008
Sub-total of DHA commitments4·348


Teamcare Valleys [commitment]0·5
Sub-total of commitments4·848

Mid Glamorgan

New DGH, Taff Ely/Rhonnda [development]2·65
Improvement to East Glamorgan Hospital [development]0·35

East Dyfed

Amman Valley Hospital Development [development]0·12

West Glamorgan

Pontardawe Psychiatric Day Hospital [development]0·084


Child Development Centre for North Gwent [development]0·25
Day Hospital for Chronically Mentally Ill Tredegar [development]0·19

West Glamorgan

Valleys Communities Dental Health Project [development]0·108


Dental Health Project (Upper Swansea Valley) [development]0·071

Mid Glamorgan

Mobile Dental Clinic for Merthyr Cynon and Rhymney Valleys [development]0·033

West Glamorgan

Share and Care Scheme, Neath and Port Talbot [development]0·002
Redevelopment of Gellinudd Hospital [development]0·680

Mid Glamorgan

Project to combat Drug Misuse0·05


Project to combat Drug Misuse0·062


Team Care Valleys [development]0·24
Sub-total of new developments4·89
Total of commitments plus new developments=4·848 + 4·89 =9·738