HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 cc12-3W
Mr. Gwilym Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will announce allocations for 1990–91 for health projects under the programme for the valleys; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Walker

District health authorities and the University of Wales college of medicine have today been informed that the following allocations are to be made under the programme for the valleys for projects in 1990–91. The allocations are set out in the table. The £9.738 million allocation approved for the coming year represents an increase of over 60 per cent. on the budget for the present financial year and demonstrates a continuing commitment to improving health care provision in the valleys.

In particular, the allocation to Mid Glamorgan health authority should accelerate the development of a new district general hospital to serve Taff Ely and Rhondda. Subject to the normal detailed approval procedure, a programme for the valleys investment of £8 million over the coming three years is planned towards the total cost of this major development.

Programme for the Valleys health schemes to be funded in 1990–91

New developments and existing commitments

DHA/health interest Funding 1990–91
£ million
Ebbw Vale Community Hospital [commitment] 1.13
Mid Glamorgan
Ystrad Fechan Community Hospital [commitment] 2.4
Aberdare Elderly Unit [commitment] 0.2
Know your Midwife, Rhondda [commitment] 0.06
Community Nursing (Valleys) [commitment] 0.085
Bargoed Ambulance Station [commitment] 0.27
West Glamorgan
Pontardawe Psychiatric Day Centre [commitment] 0.11

DHA/health interest Funding 1990–91
£ million
UWCM/Mid Glamorgan/Gwent
Domiciliary Ante-natal Care Project [commitment] 0.085
UWCM/Mid Glamorgan
Myocardial Infarction Project [commitment] 0.008
Sub-total of DHA commitments 4.348
Teamcare Valleys [commitment] 0.5
Sub-total of commitments 4.848
Mid Glamorgan
New DGH, Taff Ely/Rhonnda [development] 2.65
Improvement to East Glamorgan Hospital [development] 0.35
East Dyfed
Amman Valley Hospital Development [development] 0.12
West Glamorgan
Pontardawe Psychiatric Day Hospital [development] 0.084
Child Development Centre for North Gwent [development] 0.25
Day Hospital for Chronically Mentally Ill Tredegar [development] 0.19
West Glamorgan
Valleys Communities Dental Health Project [development] 0.108
Dental Health Project (Upper Swansea Valley) [development] 0.071
Mid Glamorgan
Mobile Dental Clinic for Merthyr Cynon and Rhymney Valleys [development] 0.033
West Glamorgan
Share and Care Scheme, Neath and Port Talbot [development] 0.002
Redevelopment of Gellinudd Hospital [development] 0.680
Mid Glamorgan
Project to combat Drug Misuse 0.05
Project to combat Drug Misuse 0.062
Team Care Valleys [development] 0.24
Sub-total of new developments 4.89
Total of commitments plus new developments=4.848 + 4.89 = 9.738