HC Deb 22 April 1970 vol 800 cc412-3
26. Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new hospitals have been built in Scotland since the inception of the National Health Service; and if he will list the names of the hospitals and the year they were built.

Mr. Millan

Since 1948 25 major hospital projects have been built in Scotland which in view of their comprehensive nature can be considered to be new hospitals or their equivalent. I am publishing a list in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Eadie

Since my hon. Friend is aware that the National Health Service was instituted about 21 years ago, can he say how many hospitals have been built during the last five or six years under this Government?

Mr. Millan

I am glad to inform my hon. Friend that of the 25 I have mentioned built since 1948, no fewer than 17 were completed in the years from 1965 to 1969.

Mr. Noble

How many were started?

Mr. Millan

A jolly sight more than were started in the whole of the years in which hon. Members opposite were in office.

Following is the list:

Year completed
Northern Region
Belford Hospital, Fort William 1965
Portree Hospital, Skye 1965
Craig Phadrig Hospital, Inverness 1969
North Eastern Region
Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick 1961
Seafield Hospital, Buckie 1964
Fraserburgh Hospital 1968
Ladysbridge Hospital, Banff (in several phases) 1969
Eastern Region
Strathmartine, Dundee 1964
Dundee Dental Hospital and School 1968
South Eastern Region
Randolph Wemyss Hospital, Fife 1963
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy (in two main phases) 1967
Liberton Hospital, Edinburgh 1968
Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline 1968
Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Eye Pavilion 1969
Year completed
Western Region
Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria 1955
Ross Hospital, Paisley 1956
Bellshill Maternity Hospital 1962
Queen Mother's Maternity Hospital, Glasgow 1964
Cowglen Hospital, Glasgow 1966
Dunoon General Hospital 1966
Islay Hospital, Bowmore 1966
Lightburn Hospital, Glasgow, Geriatric unit 1967
Paisley Maternity Unit 1969
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School 1969
Cresswell Maternity Hospital 1969