New Hospitals

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 22nd April 1970

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new hospitals have been built in Scotland since the inception of the National Health Service; and if he will list the names of the hospitals and the year they were built.

Photo of Mr Bruce Millan Mr Bruce Millan , Glasgow Craigton

Since 1948 25 major hospital projects have been built in Scotland which in view of their comprehensive nature can be considered to be new hospitals or their equivalent. I am publishing a list in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian

Since my hon. Friend is aware that the National Health Service was instituted about 21 years ago, can he say how many hospitals have been built during the last five or six years under this Government?

Photo of Mr Bruce Millan Mr Bruce Millan , Glasgow Craigton

I am glad to inform my hon. Friend that of the 25 I have mentioned built since 1948, no fewer than 17 were completed in the years from 1965 to 1969.

Photo of Mr Michael Noble Mr Michael Noble , Argyll

How many were started?

Photo of Mr Bruce Millan Mr Bruce Millan , Glasgow Craigton

A jolly sight more than were started in the whole of the years in which hon. Members opposite were in office.

Following is the list:

NEW HOSPITALS
Year completed
Northern Region
Belford Hospital, Fort William1965
Portree Hospital, Skye1965
Craig Phadrig Hospital, Inverness1969
North Eastern Region
Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick1961
Seafield Hospital, Buckie1964
Fraserburgh Hospital1968
Ladysbridge Hospital, Banff (in several phases)1969
Eastern Region
Strathmartine, Dundee1964
Dundee Dental Hospital and School1968
South Eastern Region
Randolph Wemyss Hospital, Fife1963
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy (in two main phases)1967
Liberton Hospital, Edinburgh1968
Lynebank Hospital, Dunfermline1968
Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Eye Pavilion1969
Year completed
Western Region
Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria1955
Ross Hospital, Paisley1956
Bellshill Maternity Hospital1962
Queen Mother's Maternity Hospital, Glasgow1964
Cowglen Hospital, Glasgow1966
Dunoon General Hospital1966
Islay Hospital, Bowmore1966
Lightburn Hospital, Glasgow, Geriatric unit1967
Paisley Maternity Unit1969
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School1969
Cresswell Maternity Hospital1969