HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c807W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his policy for new hospital building, with particular reference to the concept of nucleus hospitals; and what implication this will have for district general hospitals in Wales now in the planning stage, with particular reference to Bodelwyddan in Clwyd area health authorities and Bangor in Gwynedd area health authorities.

Mr. John Morris

My intention is that new hospital building should meet the most pressing needs of the National Health Service in Wales at the most economical cost. The concept of the nucleus hospital should help in this. It has no implications for the first phase of the hospital at Bodelwyddan where construction is well advanced, nor is it likely to for the initial scheme at Bangor which it is hoped to start shortly. It is too early to reach firm conclusions about other major schemes which are in the early planning stages.