HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 c141W
Mr. Race

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his most recent estimate of the average cost at 1981 survey prices of building (a) a nucleus hospital and (b) a district general hospital.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

No complete nucleus hospital has yet been built and the content of individual hospital building projects varies. But, during the period 1979 to 1981, tenders for 10 nucleus schemes at 1981 prices have averaged 10.75 million as against 13.37 million for 16 conventional schemes of comparable size.

It should be emphasised that these figures are for individual contracts, several of which may be required to provide the total facilities of a district general hospital.