§ Mr. Lilley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the new hospital in Port Stanley.
§ Mr. Raison
Work has now begun on site for the construction of a new shared civilian and military hospital in Stanley. It will comprise an acute care wing, to be named the Prince Andrew wing, and a civilian health centre and administrative facilities to be converted from existing buildings. There will also be sheltered housing for the elderly and staff accommodation. The construction contract has been awarded to the Fairclough-Miller joint venture. Site supervision will be by Building Design Partnership, which carried out the detailed design work and prepared the tender documentation.
The overall cost of the project will be £11.3 million. Contributions towards the cost of the sheltered housing have been made by Mr. Jack Hayward (£1 million) and the States of Guernsey (£100,000). The remaining costs will be shared between the Overseas Development Administration (£6.1 million) and the Ministry of Defence (£4.1 million). The project is scheduled for completion in January 1987.