HC Deb 06 July 1964 vol 698 cc1-2W
40. Mr. Edelman

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the inadequacy of hospital services in the Coventry area and the difficulties under which medical staff engaged in these services are working; and what action he is taking to improve hospital services in this area.

Mr. Barber

Yes, but well over £1 million has been spent on improving the existing hospitals since 1948. Further work is in progress. As I informed my hon. Friend, the Member for Coventry, South (Mr. Hocking) on 29th June, work on the new Walsgrave Hospital is well advanced.

47. Mr. Hocking

asked the Minister of Health whether he will make provision for some temporary hospital buildings at Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, for the out-patient and casualty departments; and if he will expedite a decision on the capital works proposals that are at present before him.

Mr. Barber

The Regional Hospital Board will consider this and other possible methods of improving the present services; it is currently considering other interim improvements at the hospital and is studying how the completion of the re-development can best be carried out.

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