HC Deb 10 May 1990 vol 172 c195W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what are the estimated annual savings of closing the Cottage hospital, Caernarfon; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how many minor casualty cases were treated by the Cottage hospital, Caernarfon during 1989; and what proportion of such cases (a) will be dealt with by local general practitioners, and (b) is expected to travel to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor for casualty treatment, following the closure of the Cottage hospital;

(3) what was the average number of available beds and the percentage bed occupancy at the Cottage hospital, Caernarfon during 1989; and what were the assumptions made in the public consultation document on the proposed closure of that hospital, published by the Gwynedd health authority in 1987;

(4) what alternative new provision is being made at other hospitals in Caenarfon to replace facilities that have hitherto been provided at the Cottage hospital, Caernarfon.

Mr. Grist

I refer the hon. Gentleman to my reply of 9 May 1990.