HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 cc336-7W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has for completing the Improvements projected for the Burton district hospital centre.

Mr. Moyle

The Staffordshire area health authority is proposing to continue the development of the Burton district hospital centre by a series of schemes of about £2 million each up to a total cost of about £10 million. This will enable the progressive transfer of major services from Burton general hospital to the hospital centre. It is not possible at this stage to specify the individual schemes or to give any timetable for them but firm proposals will be put to the West Midlands regional health authority as soon as possible. At present a number of minor schemes of improvement are being put in hand.