HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 cc1140-1
13. Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans there are for improving the hospital services in Anglesey.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

The Welsh Hospital Board has no plans for major improvements to the hospital services in Anglesey, but people on the island will benefit from the services of the new district general hospital at Bangor.

Mr. Hughes

While welcoming any information which is available of the progress which has been made in acquiring the land which is necessary for the building of the new hospital in Bangor, may I express the hope that there will be a start at an early date? Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the small hospitals at Anglesey with their devoted staffs arc operating in old and unsuitable buildings? Can he say what plans he has to replace these buildings with one modern central building?

Mr. Gibson-Watt

There are no immediate plans for what the right hon. Gentleman asks, but there is no doubt that sooner or later decisions will have to be taken by the Welsh Hospital Board or its successors on what the right hon. Gentleman is inquiring about.