HL Deb 16 February 1981 vol 417 c548WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress is being made in repair work at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital; what is the estimated total cost and how it is being met; and when it is expected that the hospital will be fully functioning again.

Lord Cullen of Ashbourne

Preliminary site work is in progress. Re-building is planned to start in June 1981 and it is envisaged that the hospital will re-open in its new role in mid-1983. The cost of this development, including equipment, is estimated at £2.7 million at October 1979 prices of which £2.4 million will be met by the Department, and £0.3 million by voluntary subscription. The cost of providing any additional services will be met from voluntary funds.