HC Deb 21 May 1957 vol 570 c1010
8. Mrs. Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the distressing conditions which prevail at Bellshill Maternity Home and of the fact that the new building will not be ready until 1961, if he will open some accommodation for mothers at Haermyres or elsewhere, using linen and equipment that could largely be transferred to the new hospital later.

Mr. Maclay

Accommodation for about 20 additional maternity beds will become available at Bellshill shortly, when nurses at present housed in the hospital are transferred to the new nurses' home. These additional beds will help to reduce the pressure on the existing accommodation; but I am asking the Western Regional Hospital Board to consider the hon. Member's suggestion as well.

Mrs. Mann

I thank the right hon. Gentleman.