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Hospital Beds (Young Chronic Sick)

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what formula he has approved for the number of young chronic sick beds per 1,000 of the population; and how this number relates to the actual amount of available beds at present in the area of the Monklands District Hospital Authority.

The recommended level of provision of beds for young chronic sick patients is 0ยท2 beds per 1,000 population. On this basis the Monklands and Cumbernauld District of the Lanarkshire Health Board requires 35 beds; there are 22 beds designated for young chronic sick patients in Wester Moffat Hospital.