HC Deb 08 July 1957 vol 573 cc5-6W
56. Mr. W. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health the amounts spent on maintenance in the year 1956–57 at Withington, Manchester Ear, Wythenshawe, Baguley, Ancoats, Christie, and Crumpsall hospitals, the Manchester Jewish Hospital and the Northern Hospital, in the Manchester region; and whether he will state the amounts allocated for maintenance for the same hospitals in the current financial year.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

I understand that the allocations for the current year have not yet been finally determined. Provisional figures for expenditure on maintenance account in the year 1956–57 are:

Withington Hospital 753,364
Manchester Ear Hospital 29,625
Wythenshawe Hospital 218,699
Baguley Hospital 229,211
Ancoats' Hospital 197,932
Christie Hospital 311,391
Crumpsall Hospital 740,128
Manchester Victoria Memorial Jewish Hospital 133,902
Manchester Northern Hospital 111,982

63. Mr. W. R. Williams

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the concern felt by residents in Manchester following upon disclosures at a recent coroner's inquest that a dying man from the constituency of the hon. Member for Openshaw was refused admittance to three Manchester area hospitals and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

I have asked the Board for a full report on this case, and will write to the hon. Member when I have received it.

64. Mr. W. R. Williams

asked the Minister of Health whether he will institute an immediate inquiry into the shortage of beds and staff in hospitals under the control of the Manchester Regional Hospitals Board.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

In the first instance, these matters are the responsibility of the Board. I am satisfied that it is fully aware of the position, and that no special inquiry is needed.