HC Deb 27 October 1987 vol 121 c163
16. Mr. Cran

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the Bridlington new community hospital.

Mrs. Currie

I am delighted to say that Bridlington new community hospital was handed over by the contractors to East Yorkshire health authority on 23 October this year, three months ahead of schedule. The hospital cost £16 million and is expected to receive its first patients around Easter.

Mr. Cran

I am sure my hon. Friend knows how delighted we are at having that hospital in east Yorkshire, but does she not agree that the mere fact that the consultant medical staff are being drawn from Scarborough should not be used as an excuse by those who would like to see East Yorkshire health authority die on the vine and be taken over—if I can be allowed to say it—by Hull health authority?

Mrs. Currie

I shall convey to my colleagues in the regional health authority the views and remarks of my hon. Friend. I thank him for his kind words about that new development.