HC Deb 30 July 1962 vol 664 c4
1. Mr. Grey

asked the Minister of Health if he will make a statement on the progress made in the building of the new operating theatre at Dryburn Hospital, Durham.

The Minister of Health (Mr. J. Enoch Powell)

A Central Sterile Supply Department has now been added to this project. I hope to approve sketch plans shortly.

Mr. Grey

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the very serious conditions in Which the people are working in the Dryburn Hospital, and will he give an assurance that the work will be speeded up and completed within the next year or so?

Mr. Powell

Yes, Sir; I have visited the hospital. As the hon. Gentleman will be aware, improvements were made to the existing theatres a year or two ago.