§ 19. Mr. Lambie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects the North Ayrshire district general hospital to open; and if he will make a statement.
§ 23. Mr. McKelvey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the rate of progress of work being carried out to replace the ventilation system at the new North Ayrshire district general hospital.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
The remedial works of the North Ayrshire district general hospital are making good progress. A phased handover programme of the new buildings to the hospital authority has been agreed with the contractor and has already commenced. The first patients are expected to be admitted in the autumn of 1982.