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Kidney Machines

Volume 728: debated on Thursday 12 May 1966

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will give further details of the number of kidney machines for the treatment of chronic renal failure which will be in use in Scottish hospitals by the autumn.

I am sorry that the statement which I made to the Scottish Grand Committee on 10th May (Column 52 of the OFFICIAL REPORT) inadvertently understated the expansion of these facilities which is planned. By autumn there should be 8 to 10 additional kidney machines in operation in Scottish hospitals for the treatment of chronic renal failure, making 12 to 14 in all; 5 in Edinburgh, 3 to 5 in Glasgow, 2 in Dundee and 2 in Aberdeen. This should enable 36 to 42 patients to be treated.