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Geriatric Patients

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many beds are available for geriatric cases in the Central Scotland Region; and what estimate he makes of the number of patients on the waiting list in the Clackmannan, Stirling and Falkirk districts.

The number of hospital beds in the Central Scotland Region classified as geriatric at 30th September 1974 was 498. The number on the waiting lists at that date in the Stirling and Clackmannan districts was 61. In Falkirk district the number was 25.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total number of hospital beds available in Scotland for geriatric cases; and how many patients are currently on the waiting list.

The total number of hospital beds in Scotland classified as geriatric at 31st March 1974 was 10,036. The number on the waiting lists at the same date was 2,265.