HC Deb 29 January 1962 vol 652 cc67-8W
Mr. Abse

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that there is no provision in the specialities of paediatrics, infectious diseases, diseases of the chest, dermatology, geriatrics, special-care babies and acute psychiatry in the North Monmouthshire area; and, in view of these deficiencies in the hospital service and the public concern that the hospital plan permits the commencement of building of a new hospital at Abergavenny to be delayed until 1965–66, whether he will give assurances that the first phase of the building of this hospital will be commenced this year.

Miss Pitt

I am aware of the difficulties of this area; I am not yet in a position to announce the starting date of the new hospital at Abergavenny.