HC Deb 24 May 1960 vol 624 cc34-5W
75. Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Health if he will impress upon the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board and the Barnsley Hospital Management Committee the urgency of the need to start the building of the St. Helen Hospital, Barnsley, in view of the many people in the district awaiting hospital beds and operations.

Miss Pitt

The regional hospital board and hospital management committee are fully aware of the urgency of the scheme for rebuilding and extending St. Helen Hospital. But as I said in my reply to the hon. Member's Question yesterday, detailed plans for the development cannot be prepared until the question of the site is settled.