HC Deb 09 May 1966 vol 728 cc24-5
32. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Health whether he has yet completed his review of the hospital building programme; and when the new hospital at Dorchester will be started.

Mr. K. Robinson

I hope to complete my review and place the results before the House within the next few weeks. Until then I would rather not comment on individual hospitals.

Mr. Digby

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that is more or less the same Answer as the one I had a year ago? People are anxious to know where they stand in this matter. Will he give us the earliest possible information?

Mr. Robinson

A year ago the hon. Member had just over a year to wait. He now has only a week or two to wait. I assure him that the new district general hospital is intended to include an accident and emergency department, a geriatric assessment unit, a maternity unit and a full range of outpatient facilities.