§ Dr. John A. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has for providing a renal dialysis unit at the West Cumberland Hospital; why this provision is being delayed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alison
The Newcastle Regional Hospital Board has not put any such proposals to me. I understand that consideration is being given to the provision of a small dialysis unit at the West Cumberland Hospital, but the timing will need to be decided in the light of other calls on the board's resources.