HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 cc115-6W
Mr. Stodart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on the progress of the programme of hospital building in Scotland, up to the most recent convenient date.

Mr. Noble

In the six months from October, 1962, to March, 1963, inclusive, hospital works to the value of £1,520,000 were completed; these provided 146 new hospital beds. At the end of March schemes to cost £12,722,000 were in progress, including 10 schemes costingover £250,000 of which the new Maternity Hospital at Yorkhill, Glasgow, and the second extension to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, will each cost over £1 million, and the new hospitals at Dunoon and Fort William will each cost about £½ million.

Further particulars are as follows:

Schemes coating over £30,000 completed during the six months ended 3lst March, 1963
Estimated Cost £
Woolmanhill, Aberdeen—Physiotherapy school and out-patent department 34,000
Kingseat Hospital, Newmachar—Admission unit 36,000
Peterhead Hospital—Maternity unit 61,000*
Ugie Hospital, Peterhead—Improvements including dayrooms 37,000
Ladysbridge Hospital, Banff—Two villas 94,000
King's Cross Hospital, Dundee—Boiler house services 50,000
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh—Improvements to X-ray department 49,000
Northern General Hospital, Edinburgh—Adaptations for new X-ray department 33,000
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh—Ward improvements, central sterilising department, reflooring, painter work and rewiring 110,000†
West House, Edinburgh—Up-grading geriatric accommodation 31,000
Estimated Cost
Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow—Upgrading a theatre 34,000
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow—Upgrading three surgical wards 41,000
Hartwood Hospital, Shotts—Central heating (Phase 3) 37,000
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dunfries—Operating theatre 36,000
Woodilee Hospital, Lenzie—Up-grading kitchen 31,000
*Includes £37,000 from non-Exchequer funds.
†Includes £55,000 from non-Exchequer funds.
Schemes costing over £30,000 started during the six months ended 31st March, 1963
Estimated Cost
Ladysbridge Mental Deficiency Hospital, Banff—Additional Villa for Patients 65,000
Royal Edinburgh Hospital—Professorial Unit 234,000
Glasgow Royal Infirmary—Alterations to Pathology Department 39,000
Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow—New Mortuary and Post Mortem Block 70,000
Baird Street Hospital, Glasgow—Conversion for Rheumatology Unit 120,000
Hairmyres Hospital, East Kiibride—Experimental Ward 85,000
Killearn Hospital—UpgradingNeurosurgical Theatres 36,000
Bellsdyke Hospital, Larbert Psychoneurotic Block 42,000
Analysis of the Total Cost of Schemes in Progress on 31st March, 1963, by Type of Development
New Hospitals 1,545,000
Additional Beds in existing hospitals 3,901,000
Other Ward Improvements l,377,000
Out-Patient and Casualty Departments 1,096,000
X-Ray and Radiotherapy Departments 1,134,000
Operating Theatres 493,000
Laundries, Kitchens and Engineering Works 1,654,000
Other Departments 1,522,000
Total 12,722,000