HC Deb 01 July 1963 vol 680 c8
20. Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the conditions of work in the old Huddersfield Royal Infirmary are now so bad that existing staff are resigning and new staff are difficult to recruit; and what action he will take to improve conditions.

Mr. Braine

No, Sir; the hospital is being replaced.

Mr. Mallalieu

That is all very well. The hospital is being replaced, but it is 3½ years behind schedule, or something like that. Meantime, as I have said, conditions in the hospital are intolerable. Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that the only possible means of relieving congestion in the hospital is to get a move on with the new general hospital? Will he please do all he can to ensure that?

Mr. Braine

Yes, Sir. I agree entirely.