HC Deb 09 May 1966 vol 728 cc20-1
21. Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Minister of Health in what year the upgrading of the Mexborough Montagu Hospital will be completed.

Mr. Loughlin

I cannot yet say when further building work will be undertaken at this hospital.

Mr. Wainwright

Is my hon. Friend aware that the staff and many others will be very disappointed by that reply? Will he have another look at the survey taken in 1963 which denoted the deficiency at this hospital? Will he please publish that surrey?

Mr. Loughlin

On the latter point, I am not sire that we are prepared to publish the survey. However, I accept that the buildings at this hospital fall short, in many ways, of what they ought to be. I appreciate that there is a strain on the nursing staff and we are grateful to them for carrying on. I would ask my hon. Friend not to push me any further because we must await the review of the building programme.