HC Deb 06 July 1964 vol 698 c2W
42. Mr. Bullard

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the concern in King's Lynn and the surrounding district at the announcement of the delay in not starting the new hospital there until the early 1970's; what are the benefits of the revised plan which will help to offset the disadvantages of the delay; and whether, in view of the inadequacy of the present accommodation, he will make sufficient funds available for a start to be made on a date as near as possible to that originally planned.

58. Mr. Hilton

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the growing concern of people in the area covered by the King's Lynn Hospital at his decision to delay the building of the new hospital, he will reconsider the matter, and carry out the original intention of building this hospital.

Mr. Barber

A re-assessment of the needs of the area has led the Regional Board to the conclusion that a considerably larger and more comprehensive hospital will be required and this will call for a larger site than was originally contemplated. Although the actual building may not start as early as had been hoped, the Project Team already set up is preparing the new plans.

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