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Hospital Beds

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many National Health Service beds are available per 1,000 population, in each of the Scottish regional health board areas; and what were the figures for 1970 and 1965.

The latest date for which figures are available of the approved bed complements of the then regional hospital boards is March 1974. The figures at that date and in 1970 and 1965 are as follows:

Regional Hospital Board AreasNational Health Service beds per 1,000 population
197419701965
Northern141413
North-Eastern131312
Eastern151616
South-Eastern111212
Western121212