§ 63. Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Minister of Health to issue a White Paper on the present staffing position in mental hospitals and deficiency institutions and outlining the action being taken to remedy the present situation.
§ 64. Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Minister of Health what major plans for the building of new, or the addition to existing, mental hospitals and deficiency institutions have been approved out of central and out of regional funds, respectively, 227W during the last three years; and what further such schemes are under consideration.
§ Mr. Turton
The following is a list of schemes costing over £100,000 that
I.—AUTHORISED SINCE 1ST APRIL, 1953 Hospital Classification Scheme (a) From capital allocations to Regional Hospital Boards— St. Nicholas, Gosforth MH Admission hospital and two convalescent villas. Estimated cost: £265,000 (b) From special capital allocations— Balderton Hall, Newark MD Development—Phase I Aston Hall, Aston-on-Trent MD Three villas and nurses' hostel St. Francis, Haywards Heath MH Unit for voluntary patients Brad well Grove, Burford MD Adaptation of hutted hospital St. David's, Carmarthen MH Hospital for the physically sick Greaves Hall, near Southport MD New mental deficiency hospital—Phase I Total estimated cost: £2,100,000
II.—SCHEMES INCLUDED IN FUTURE CAPITAL PROGRAMMES UP TO AND INCLUDING 1957–58 Hospital Classification Scheme (a) From capital allocations to Regional Hospital Boards— St. George's, Morpeth MH Admission Hospital and two convalescent villas Fulbourn, near Cambridge MH Admission block Friern, New Southgate, N. 11. MH New unit Harperbury, Shenley MD Development—Phase II (Phase I authorised before 1st April, 1953) Coldeast, Southampton MD Development Herrison, Dorchester MH Admission Unit and two villas Total estimated cost: £1,100,000 (b) From special capital allocations— Prudhoe & Monkton, Prudhoe-on-Tyne MD Major extensions Balderton Hall, Newark MD Further development Newchurch, near Warrington MD Major extensions South Ockendon, Essex MD Major extensions Digby, Exeter MH Admission Unit and two villas Granage Hall, near Crewe MD Major extensions Aston Hall, Aston-on-Trent MD Further developments — MH New hospital near Wolverhampton Llanfrechfa Grange, Newport (Mon.) MD Major extensions Greaves Hall, Southport MD New mental deficiency hospital—remaining phases Total estimated cost: approximately £8m. Estimated cost—Grand total, £10.365m. MH = Mental Health. MD = Mental Deficiency.