HC Deb 08 December 1958 vol 597 c2W
The Rev. LI. Williams

asked the Minister of Health what new hospital projects and new extensions in Wales have been sanctioned by his Department; and the estimated cost of these new projects and extensions.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I would refer the hon. Member to the list of projects in progress, or shortly to be started, in Appendix A of the National Health Service Estimates for 1958–59. £867,000 has been allocated for capital development in Wales in 1959–60, and the estimates of the hospital boards include provision for the following as well as smaller projects:

Hospital Project Estimated Total Cost
St. David's, Cardiff Improvements in Maternity Department. 84,000
South Pembroke shire. Improvement 69,000
Maelor General Twin operating theatres. 76,000
St. Asaph General Central boiler. Plant 73,000
Laundry 67,000
Llanelly Two-storey ward block (from non-Exchequer funds) 100,000

In addition, the Welsh Regional Hospital Board has been asked to complete by 1959–60 the planning of a second stage of the new Swansea Hospital, further building at Llanfrechfa Grange and extensions to Bronglaise Hospital. The total estimated cost of these three projects is £1¾ million.