THE question of the future of smaller hospitals in Wales, such as Barry Accident Hospital and the Amy Evans Hospital, were discussed recently in the House of Commons when Barry’s MP, Mr Raymond Gower, asked the Secretary of State, if he was aware that there was a feeling amongst some constituents of the Welsh Hospital Board area that far too little account was taken of the views of general practitioners was also taken into consideration.

Mr Gower was then asked what plans the Secretary of State had for sustaining and extending the heart surgery and treatment carried out in Sully Hospital.

Mr Gibson-Watt replied that the Welsh Hospital Board was considering the question of improving facilities for the heart surgery and treatment at present carried out at Sully Hospital.

Mr Gower said that he hoped Mr Gibson-Watt would take into account the fact that there was some anxiety in Sully because there was a disposition on the part of some associated with the hospital board, to restrict that work.

“Will you take into account the fact that heart patients are often in hospital for a long time and that it is better that they should be in pleasant surroundings like Sully,” he added.

Mr Gibbon-Watt said that what Mr Gower had mentioned would be borne in mind.

BARRY Corporation have brought three properties in Lower Holmes Street adjacent to Stringers Park with vacant possession and demolition would be carried out as soon as possible, members of Barry Town Council were told at their meeting last week.

Ald. Doug Murdoch, chairman of the Parks and Entertainments Committee, stated this after Coun. John Alfred expressed his feelings about the delay in acquiring these properties.

IT seems as if the life of the chimney stack at Barry Corporation’s Barry Road Depot is now near to an end.

Probably the town’s most familiar landmark, the stack will soon be demolished.

At a meeting of the Town Council last week, members decided to accept a tender of £722 for demolition work.