HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 cc388-9W
Mr. Hain

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the specialties for which the Welsh Office will be funding capital costs for the new Neath and Port Talbot hospital.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

My right hon. Friend's statement on 29 October underlined his determination that there will be a new hospital on the site at Baglan.

The review of health services to be undertaken by West Glamorgan health authority will ensure that the scheme is consistent with the possible need for further investment, including in primary and community health services, in West Glamorgan as a whole and Neath and Port Talbot in particular.

Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will issue guidelines on the procedure to be followed by the chairmen and non-executive directors of newly-appointed national health service trusts in Wales in appointing to the post of chief executive, as regards advertising the vacancy(a) where a general manager is already in post, (b) where a trust crosses pre-existing unit or health authority boundaries and (c) where there is no general manager in post or where he or she is near retirement or on extended sick leave.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The Department has issued general guidance on the appointment of executive directors of national health service trusts. The appointment of chief executives is a matter for the chairman and non-executive directors of each trust.