HC Deb 07 May 1956 vol 552 c814
13. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the out-patient department of Wembley Hospital is no longer adequate to cope with the demands made upon it; and how soon it will be possible to effect improvements

Mr. Turton

The Board of Governors of Charing Cross Hospital, who also administer this Hospital, hope to make a start on the improvement of the outpatient department in 1957–58

Mr. Russell

Is there no hope of making a start on it before that date, which seems to be a good way ahead, considering the difficulty under which the out-patient department is working at the moment?

Mr. Turton

It is not such a long way ahead. In fact, the Board of Governors decided that the provision of a new boiler house costing £30,700 was of first priority to ensure the continuance of the hospital service. This has now been completed