Llandough Hospital, Penarth

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1972.

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Photo of Sir Raymond Gower Sir Raymond Gower , Barry 12:00 am, 27th November 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure the early provision at Llandough Hospital, Penarth, Glamorgan, of a full range of out-patients' services, and an accident unit, in order to match the needs of the steadily increasing populations of Barry, Penarth, Sully, Wenvoe, Dinas-Powis, Rhoose and Llantwit-Major and the adjacent part of the Vale of Glamorgan.

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

No, Sir. These facilities are currently provided through the accident unit at Cardiff Royal Infirmary and the out-patient clinics at the Amy Evans Hospital. It is too early to forecast the development of full outpatient facilities at Llandough.

Photo of Sir Raymond Gower Sir Raymond Gower , Barry

Is my hon. Friend aware that a somewhat alarming situation has arisen and that administrators, nurses and others connected with the Llandough, Sully and other hospitals in the area have expressed deep concern and alarm to me at the fact that the over-spending on the University Hospital of Wales has been used as an excuse to delay essential modernisation and current expenditure in the hospitals at Llandough and Sully?

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

I cannot accept what my hon. Friend says. I understand that the hospital board is pressing on with its programmes as best it may.