HC Deb 27 January 1969 vol 776 c910
32. Mr. Orbach

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is aware of the need for the enlargement of the casualty department at the Stockport Infirmary; and what action he is taking to remedy the situation.

Mr. Snow

Yes, Sir; work to enlarge and improve the department will begin as soon as planning is completed.

Mr. Orbach

While thanking my hon. Friend for his reply, may I ask him to expedite this work in co-operation with the regional hospital board, as this is the only casualty department in the City of Stockport?

Mr. Snow

Yes, Sir. The current estimate of the cost of the works to be provided is about £73,000, and the delay has been occasioned by the need to find alternative out-patient accommodation at Stepping Hill hospital. Until that is provided, one could not go on with the planning of the new accommodation.