§ Mr. Jeffrey Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of the maternity unit at Nantyglo Hospital.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
The Welsh Hospital Board propose and I accept that the general practitioner maternity facilities at Blaina and District Hospital,506W Nantyglo, should be transferred to St. James's Hospital, Tredegar, at the end of the year. Consultations were held on this proposal last year and I am satisfied that it accords with best modern practice.