HC Deb 02 February 1971 vol 810 cc1442-3
9. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action is being taken to improve conditions in the casualty department of the King George Hospital, Ilford.

Mr. Alison

An improvement scheme is planned by the North-East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board to start in the financial year 1971–72.

Mr. Iremonger

As the load on this department is infinitely greater in proportion than the amount of resources which have been given to it within the area, could not some action be taken to increase the scope of the proposed improvements?

Mr. Alison

The proposed improvement will cost a substantial sum—in fact, £60,000. My hon. Friend knows that there are new accident and emergency departments provided in two places nearby which between them should account for the likely need.