§ 82. Mr. Iremonger
asked the Minister of Health if he will make a statement on the schedule of accommodation recently approved by him for major developments at Ilford and Barking hospitals; to what extent he anticipates these developments will relieve the shortage of beds available for people living in the Borough of Ilford; and what time-table is envisaged for putting the plans into operation.
§ Miss Pitt
These developments will provide some 280 additional beds, together with new casualty, out-patient, X-ray and physiotherapy departments, new pathological laboratories, operating theatre suites, kitchens, dining-rooms and staff accommodation. The scheme takes full account of the present shortage of beds in the area, including the Borough of Ilford. The plans are at too early a stage for firm dates to be forecast.