HC Deb 18 May 1977 vol 932 c183W
Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he proposes to take to solve the shortage of eye treatment facilities in the Birmingham area.

Mr. Moyle

The Birmingham Area Health Authority (Teaching) hopes to open a new eye unit at East Birmingham Hospital and extend the unit at Selly Oak Hospital this year, giving 45 additional beds. The Authority is still considering the rôle of the Birmingham Eye Hospital.