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Intensive Care

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he will take to increase the number of intensive care cots available in hospitals in Scotland, so as to minimise the number of avoidable deaths among new born babies due to lack of adequate intensive care facilities.

The national medical consultative committee sent to my Department on 9 July 1979 the report of the joint working party on standards of perinatal care in Scotland which makes recommendations about the future distribution of special care and intensive care baby units in Scotland; the report is being studied.