§ 48. Mr. Shinwell
asked the Minister of Health what additional hospital accommodation is planned for the county of Durham within the next two years; and where new hospitals will be sited.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
As the Answer to the first part of the Question lists a large number of schemes I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL158W REPORT. No decisions have been taken on the siting of new hospitals.
Following is the information:
SCHEMES IN COUNTY DURHAM TO BE COMPLETED OR STARTED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead—Intensive Care Unit.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead—Improvements to Casualty Department and Pharmacy.
South Shields General Hospital—Additional geriatric beds.
South Shields General Hospital—Phase I of development. Consultative Out-Patient Department, Medical Records Department, Part of X-ray Department.
Shotley Bridge General Hospital—Phase II of development. Maternity Unit.
Shotley Bridge General Hospital—Cardiothoracic intensive care unit.
Ryehope General Hospital.—Improvements to X-ray Department.
Leeholme Hospital, Easington.—Up-grading of geriatric accommodation.
Sunderland Royal Infirmary.—Intermittent dialysis unit.
Sunderland Royal Infirmary.—Twin operating suite.
Sunderland Royal Infirmary.—Extension of Pathology Department.
Sunderland Orthopaedic and Accident Hospital.—Improvement of operating suite.
Sunderland General Hospital.—Re-provision of special treatment clinic.
Hartlepool General Hospital.—Second operating suite.
Hartlepool General Hospital.—Phase I of development. Acute and Geriatric beds.
North Tees General Hospital.—Phase I of development. Maternity Department. Part of Psychiatric Department.
North Tees General Hospital.—Phase II of development.
Bishop Auckland General Hospital.—Phase I of development. (Accident and Consultative Out-patients Departments and one operating suite.)
Earls House Hospital, Durham.—Phase I of development. Additional beds.
Dryburn Hospital, Durham.—Additional Pathology Laboratory.
Dryburn Hospital, Durham.—Accident and Orthopaedic Departments.
Chester-le-Street Hospital.—Up-grading and extension of geriatric accommodation.
Darlington Memorial Hospital.—Phase I of development. Psychiatric Unit and Accident and Orthopaedic Unit.
Winterton Hospital, Sedgefield.—Ward improvements.
Aycliffe Hospital.—Laundry and boiler house.