HC Deb 17 December 1998 vol 322 cc650-1W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much capital expenditure on what dates and for what purposes has been made at(a) the South Tyrone Hospital and (b) the Craigavon Area Hospital since April 1991. [64265]

Mr. McFall

Prior to April 1993 in the case of Craigavon Hospital, and April 1996 in the case of South Tyrone Hospital, the Southern Health and Social Services Board was responsible for capital expenditure in minor works and equipment in its area where the cost was below £1 million. From these dates, the responsibility has been delegated to the Trusts for determining priorities for local investment, up to £0.5 million, out of their general capital provision. Details of individual items below the delegated limits are not available centrally.

In April 1993 an allocation of £1.25 million was made to the Southern Health and Social Services Board for replacement of the main theatres in the South Tyrone Hospital.

Craigavon Hospital currently has a major capital project which involves recladding of the exterior of the building. This project started in mid-1994 and is due to finish in 2002. The current estimate of the total cost of the project is £14.5 million.

Capital expenditure on the project in each financial year by the Craigavon Area Hospital Group Trust is as follows:

£ million
Financial year Amount
1994–95 0.250
1995–96 0.877
1996–97 2.669
1997–98 2.970
1998–99 4.680
Total 11.446

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