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Tayside Health Board

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 24 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the intended impact of SHARE on the capital and revenue resources to be made available to Tayside health board in 1978–79, 1979–80 and 1980–81; and what effect this will have on expenditure on orthopaedic, psychogeriatric, geriatric, mental and cardiac hospital facilities, staff ratios and waiting lists.

SHARE does not deal with capital.As regards revenue, despite the fact that it is the best funded board in Scotland, gradual re-distribution to less well funded boards still left Tayside with an initial allocation for hospital and community health services for 1978–79 about ¼ of 1 per cent. larger at constant wages and prices—than in the previous year.On present expenditure plans, Tayside will continue to receive a small positive growth rate.The deployment of services in the light of the resources likely to be available is a matter for Tayside Health Board.