HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 cc73-4W
102. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Health what site has been selected for the new hospital in the Newcastle region; on what date he held the original discussion for building such a hospital; and on what date the decision to look for a suitable site was taken.

Mr. K. Robinson

The new hospital is to be built on undeveloped land in the High Heatons neighbourhood of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The decision to look for a site was taken in March, 1963. The Regional Hospital Board's proposals were put to my predecessor in October, 1963, and he agreed them in principle in December, 1963.