HC Deb 30 January 1956 vol 548 cc74-5W
Miss Burton

asked the Minister of Health to give a further tabular answer, to the latest convenient date, concerning progress made in all those contracts involved in the phase three rebuilding at Stoney Stanton Road Hospital, Coventry.

Mr. Turton

The following table shows the progress that has been made since a similar table was circulated on 25th April, 1955:

Item Description Progress made
1 Site clearance Work now completed.
2 New kitchen, dining and clinical services block. Revised plan of kitchen and dining room received 16th May, 1955, approved 27th May. Results of tendering received 8th August. Acceptance of tender authorised 20th October. Contract has been let and site excavation is in progress but shortage of materials will prevent start of building until about April, 1956.
3 Reinstatement of war-damaged wards. Work now well in hand.
4 Adaptation of existing building to provide additional wards. Revised sketch plan of third floor received 6th May, 1955. Consideration deferred pending approval of tenders for Item 2. Comments on plans sent to Board on 27th October, 1955. In view of delay likely to arise from revision of plans, Department's criticisms waived 8th December, 1955. Working drawings and Bills of Quantities in preparation.
5 Adaptation to Out-patient department. This work cannot be undertaken until all other items are completed.
6 New dental department Consideration of siting deferred until completion of Items 2 and 4.
7 Adaptation of disused boiler house to provide engineers workshop. Work about 30 per cent, complete.
8 Nurse Training School and accommodation for medical records. This additional item is consequent on the re-allocation of space on the third floor under Item 4 above. Sketch plan received in Department 26th January, 1956.