HC Deb 05 July 1968 vol 767 cc283-9W
Mr. Adam Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on the progress of the programme of hospital building in Scotland up to the most recent convenient date.

Mr. Ross

During the year from 1st April, 1967, to 31st March, 1968, it is

Estimated Cost
North-Eastern Region
Ladysbridge Hospital, Banff Development—30 bed villa 91,000
Eastern Region
Royal Dundee Liff Hospital New occupational therapy department 99,000
King's Cross Hospital, Dundee New cubicle block, Phase II 91,000
Dundee Royal Infirmary and Maryfield Hospital, Dundee. Upgrading—interim works 138,000 (1)
Bridge of Earn Hospital New X-ray department 101,000
South-Eastern Region
Western General Hospital, Edin burgh. Scheme for maintenance of services during reconstruction (including temporary dining room). 135,000
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. New out-patient department, child psychiatric Unit. 151,000
Liberton Hospital, Edinburgh Extension—184 beds and supporting facilities 881,000 (2)
Scottish Hospital Catering School, Edinburgh. 66,000
Milesmark Hospital, Dunfermline. Developments—60 bed ward block, out-patient department, boilerhouse, administrative block, etc. 452,000
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy Second extension containing 240 beds, out-patient department and other facilities. 2,336,000
Cameron Hospital, Windygates 60-bed geriatric unit and supporting facilities 208,000
Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, Fife Adolescent unit—18 beds 99,000

estimated that work to the value of £13.6 million was carried out on hospital building in Scotland at the expense of the National Health Service (Scotland) Vote: this figure compares with £9.9 million in 1965–66 and £12 million in 1966–67.

The units provided during the year in new or converted buildings include 1,225 beds, seven operating theatres and a variety of other hospital facilities. The value of these completed schemes was £10,452,000.

The total cost of all schemes in progress on 31st March, 1968, by type of development, is made up as follows:

Estimated Cost
New hospitals 24,868,000
Additional beds in existing hospitals 7,005,000
Other ward improvements 1,280,000
Operating theatres 899,000
X-ray and radiotherapy departments 536,000
Out-patient and casualty departments 776,000
Other medical departments 3,618,000
Laundries, kitchen and engineering works 5,739,000
Other departments 2,159,000

Further particulars of schemes costing over £50,000 (a) completed during the year and (b) in progress at 31st March, 1968, are as follows:

Estimated Cost
Western Region
Royal Hospital for Sick Children Glasgow. Alterations to bio-chemistry laboratory 52,000(3)
Royal Infirmary, Glasgow Conversion of accommodation for pulmonary function unit. 112,000
Renal dialysis unit—10 beds 56,000
Upgrading of heating 54,000
Canniesburn Hospital, Glasgow New plastic surgery unit—138 beds, theatre suite, etc. 1,010,000 (4)
Geriatric unit—120 beds 427,000
Lightburn Hospital, Glasgow Phase II of upgrading 206,000
Geriatric unit—120 beds 337,000
Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow Nurse training school 82,000
Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow New laundry 291,000
Foresthall Hospital, Glasgow Upgrading two geriatric blocks 150,000
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. New pharmacy 106,000
Shieldhall Hospital, Glasgow Geriatric unit—60-beds 150,000
Gartloch Hospital, Glasgow Phase II of upgrading hospital block 61,000
Blawarthill Hospital, Glasgow Upgrading geriatric wards 54,000
Cleland Hospital, Lanarkshire Upgrading 56-bed ward unit 55,000
Law Hospital, Carluke Casualty department 137,000
Birkwood Hospital, Lesmahagow. New kitchen premises 76,000
Rankin Memorial Hospital, Greenock. General practitioner maternity unit—12 beds 84,000
Royal Scottish National Hospital Larbert. Phase III of extension—152 beds 271,000
(1) Includes £12,000 from University Grants Committee.
(2) Includes £137,400 from Endowment Funds.
(3) Includes £26,000 from University Grants Committee.
(4) Includes £6.000 from University Giants Committee.
* Indicates scheme started in 1967–68
Estimated Cost
Northern Region
Central Hospital, Inverness Phase I of new hospital comprising out-patient, accident, and diagnostic departments, central laboratory, boilerhouse and engineering services. 1,730,000
Craig Phadrig Hospital, Inverness. New mental deficiency hospital, Phase I—229 beds and supporting facilities. 1,533,009
*Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie. New out-patient and physiotherapy department 73,000
North-Eastern Region
Foresterhill, Aberdeen Medical school extension and refectory 336,000(1)
*Kingseat Hospital, Newmachar Geriatric assessment unit 100,000
Fraserburgh Hospital General hospital—72 beds and supporting facilities. 504,000(2)
*Ladysbridge Hospital, Banff Alterations to main block—47 beds 216,000
Dr. Gray's and Bilbohall Hospitals, Elgin. Modernisation 374,000(3)
Eastern Region
Minewells Hospital New teaching hospital and medical school— 760 beds and supporting facilities 15,367,000(4)
*King's Cross Hospital, Dundee General developments 350,000 (5)
Ashludie Hospital, Monifieth Geriatric pavilion—70 beds 160,000 (6)
Dundee Dental Hospital and School. Extension 946,000(7)
*Murray Royal Hospital, Perth Central services—Phase I 108,000
Sunnyside Royal Hospital Montrose Electrical rewiring 65,000
Stracathro Hospital General developments and improvements 478,000
Estimated Cost
South-Eastern Region
Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh Eye department—72 beds, etc 704,000(8)
*Intermittent renal dialysis unit 194,000 (9)
Western General Hospital Edinburgh New out-patient department 1,755,000(10)
*Central laundry and boilerhouse 1,390,000
*Temporary laboratory 177,000(11)
*Additional linear accelerator 82,000
*Inter-project services and related development 280,000
Nuffield transplantation surgery unit 244,000(12)
Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh Replacement of boiler 74,000
City Hospital, Edinburgh Nurses' home development 59,000
*New kitchen and dining room 183,000
*Engineering services: boilerhouse 194,000
Royal Victoria Hospital, Edinburgh Geriatric unit, Phase I—60 beds 492,000
Central Laundry, Kirkcaldy 306,000
*Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy Residential accommodation for married medical staff 65,000
Lynebank Hospital. Dunfermline New mental deficiency hospital—420 beds and supporting facilities 2,182,000
*Stratheden Hospital, Cupar Upgrading of ward accommodation 50,000
Glenlomond Hospital, Kinross Renewal of boiler plant 69,000
Bangour Hospital. West Lothian Upgrading ward and other accommodation 189,000
Burns unit—12 beds 66,000
*Gogarburn Hospital, Edinburgh Alterations to kitchen block 63,000
*RoodlandsHospital, Haddington Replacement of boiler and ancillary plant 53,000
Western Region
Regional Physics Department Glasgow. Extension 286,000
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. Reconstruction of hospital, Stage I—residentialaccommodation and preliminary works. 550,000 (13)
Drumchapel Hospital, Glasgow Geriatric unit—120 beds etc. 406,000
Royal Maternity Hospital, Glasgow. Replacement of lifts 55,000
Belvidere Hospital, Glasgow Alterations for linear accelerator 84,000
Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow Pathology laboratories 71,000
*Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow New operating theatre suite 578,000(14)
Ruchill Hospital, Glasgow Renewal of distribution mains 163,000
Boiler plant 103,000
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. Extension 2,062,000(15)
*Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow Replacement of lifts 88,000
*Conversion of Wards D and E 60,000
Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. New kitchen and dining rooms 380,000
Maternity unit—139 beds 1,460,000
*Neurosurgical unit—114 beds 1,801,000(16)
Cresswell Maternity Hospital, Dumfries. Phase III extension (residential accommodation, kitchen and dining room). 114,000
Garrick Hospital, Stranraer Ward unit 81,000
Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria New maternity unit and extensions to the existing hospital—81 beds 1,209,000
Hartwood Hospital, Shotts. Upgrading of heating system 77,000
*Paisley New maternity unit—100 beds 1,153,000
*Stirling Royal Infirmary Residential accommodation 256,000
*Maternity unit—81 beds 844,000
*Kitchen and dining room 219,000
Bellsdyke Hospital, Larbert Six ward blocks—360 replacement beds 814,000(17)
(1) Hospital Board share of University scheme.
(2) Includes £2,000 from Endowment Funds.
(3) Includes £5,000 from Endowment Funds.
(4) Includes £3,235,000 from the University Grants Committee.
(5) Includes £30,000 from Endowment Funds.
(6) Financed wholly from Endowment Funds.
(7) Includes £342,000 from the University Grants Committee.
(8) Includes £68,000 from the University Grants Committee.
(9) Includes £57 000 from the University Grants Committee.
(10) Includes £203,000 from the University Grants Committee.
(11) Includes £44,000 from the University Grants Committee.
(12) Includes £190,000 from the Nuffield Foundation.
(13) Includes £34,100 from the University Grants Committee
(14) Includes £7,000 from the University Grants Committee.
(15) Includes £687,000 from the University Grants Committee.
(16) Includes £180,000 from the University Grants Committee
(17) Five of the ward blocks have been opened

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