HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 cc507-8
6. Captain Ryder

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress is being made towards increasing the hospital facilities in the Falkland Islands.

The Secretary of State for the Colonies (Mr. Oliver Lyttelton)

When an extension of the existing hospital in Port Stanley is completed, probably early next year, all foreseeable needs will be met. The new wing will comprise medical, surgical and maternity wards, private rooms, a children's ward, a theatre and X-ray block, a dental block and accommodation for ancillary services. It will be completely cut off from the original hospital which will be used for tuberculosis cases and will have its own staff and services.

Captain Ryder

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that there will be sufficient staff to man this new block?

Mr. Lyttelton

I cannot be satisfied until I know. I think so.