§ Mr. Francis Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Health if he will make a statement on delays in the completion of the second stage of the Princess Margaret Hospital in Swindon arising from faulty workmanship to windows; and what steps he will take to meet the need for extra maternity facilities which will not now be available for several months.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
I understand that the new ward block at the Princess Margaret Hospital has been found to be draughty. This is being put right and the Regional Hospital Board does not expect that there will be much delay in bringing the building into full use. Meantime the Board is examining the possibility of moving some maternity patients after their confinement to wards at the Princess Margaret and Victoria Hospitals.