§ Mr. Renton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is now taking in regard to the proposed new general hospital in Haywards Heath; and whether accident and emergency services will be available in phase I of this hospital.
§ Dr. Vaughan
The South-West Thames regional health authority is continuing to plan phase I of the proposed mid-Sussex hospital, Haywards Heath, which is programmed to start construction in 1981–82 and to be completed in 1986–87. The plans include a casualty service, as opposed to a full accident and emergency department, but the need for such a department will be reviewed before planning is complete.