HC Deb 24 February 1964 vol 690 c1W
8. Mr. Abse

asked the Minister of Health why the proposed date of July, 1964, for the commencement of the building of the proposed new hospital at Abergavenny has been postponed; whether he is aware that in the north Monmouthshire areas there is no provision in the specialities of paediatrics, infectious diseases, diseases of the chest, dermatology, geriatrics, special-care babies and acute psychiatry, that there is a deficiency of more than 140 acute beds in the area, and that the facilities that are available are disposed among six hospitals; and when the construction of this hospital will now commence.

Mr. Braine

The Hospital Plan stated that this scheme was expected to start before 1966–67. Planning is well advanced, but I cannot yet give a firm starting date. I am aware of the difficulties of this area.