HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 cc879-80
11. Mr. Probert

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects the final completion of the new hospital at Gurmos.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

The anticipated completion date for the current phase, which will provide 340 beds, is July, 1975.

Mr. Probert

Without commenting upon the undesirability of the site at Gurmos, would the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that he will do everything he possibly can to retain the two existing hospitals in the Gynon Valley which serve valley areas which are difficult distances from Gurmos itself?

Mr. Gibson-Watt

I am certainly aware of the excellent work done by those hospitals and of the high regard in which they are held. Their future functions will be considered in relation to the needs of the area as a whole.