Hospital, Gurmos

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st February 1972.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Probert Mr Arthur Probert , Aberdare 12:00 am, 21st February 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects the final completion of the new hospital at Gurmos.

Photo of Mr David Gibson-Watt Mr David Gibson-Watt , Hereford

The anticipated completion date for the current phase, which will provide 340 beds, is July, 1975.

Photo of Mr Arthur Probert Mr Arthur Probert , Aberdare

Without commenting upon the undesirability of the site at Gurmos, would the hon. Gentleman give an assurance that he will do everything he possibly can to retain the two existing hospitals in the Gynon Valley which serve valley areas which are difficult distances from Gurmos itself?

Photo of Mr David Gibson-Watt Mr David Gibson-Watt , Hereford

I am certainly aware of the excellent work done by those hospitals and of the high regard in which they are held. Their future functions will be considered in relation to the needs of the area as a whole.