HC Deb 26 June 1979 vol 969 c161W
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.