§ 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 ON-GOING PROJECTS Gwent 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 UWMC Teamcare Valleys [commitment] 0.5 Sub-total of commitments 4.848 NEW PROJECTS 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 Gwent 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 Powys 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 Gwent Project to combat Drug Misuse 0.062 UWCM 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