HC Deb 01 July 1957 vol 572 cc74-5W
Mrs. Slater

asked the Minister of Health what standard plans there are at his Department for the construction of twin operating theatres; what is the estimated time for construction; and how far regional boards and hospital management committees are advised on such plans.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

It is not the practice to issue standard plans, but it is proposed shortly to publish a bulletin on the principles of designing operating theatre suites, and the advice of professional officers of the Department is always available to hospital authorities. The time needed to construct a twin-theatre suite varies according to the local circumstances, but planning and construction together might be expected to occupy on average two years.