§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she gave permission for the construction of a multi-storey car park at the RVI Hospital Trust, Newcastle; how much capital she has made available and in which financial years; and whether this is included in the capital programme of the Leayes wing at the RVI Trust.
§ Mr. Sackville
Permission for the construction of a multi-storey car park at the Royal Victoria infirmary and Associated Hospitals national health service trust has not yet been granted.
§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what capital resources she has committed and in respect of which financial years for the unification of opthalmology services at the RVI Trust Newcastle; what sums have been committed; and what plans she has to review this commitment in the light of proposals that may emerge from the current review of Newcastle hospital services by the Newcastle district health authority.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Capital funds of £7. million have been committed to the unification of ophthalmology service at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Associated Hospitals national health service trust. The funds are phased over two years, with completion of the scheme in 1995. To date, £244,000 has been committed for planning costs.
Proposals following the outcome of the review of acute services in Newcastle by Newcastle district health authority are awaited.