HC Deb 15 March 1965 vol 708 cc186-7W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Health what is the total amount spent on the Salford Royal Hospital since 1945; what number of population it serves; where a new hospital will be built; and when it will be finished.

Mr. Loughlin

About £175,000 since 1948; earlier figures are not available The estimated population served by the group of which this hospital is part is 265,000. Two new hospitals are planned to replace it, one at the present Hope Hospital and one on a new site near the north west boundary of Salford. I cannot yet say when these hospitals will be completed.