§ 17. Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will pay a visit to Wolverhampton in order to see hospital facilities there.
§ Mrs. Short
I am much obliged to my hon. Friend for that reply. I hope that he will let me know when he is going to Wolverhampton, because I am anxious 195 that he should see the inadequate situation there, with phase one of a new hospital in operation and six other old hospitals in the same town. That situation makes the deployment of medical services very difficult. Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that these old hospitals will need another £2,500,000 spent on them if the new hospital is not completed? That is very bad housekeeping.
§ Mr. Jasper More
When the Minister visits Cosford, will he ensure that there is no decision to close that hospital until the completion of the hospital at Telford?
§ Mr. Cormack
Will the Minister discuss with the Wolverhampton Community Council its urgent representations that the hospital must not be closed until adequate provisions are provided?