§ 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. 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.