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Elderly Patients (Banff And Buchan)

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will investigate the circumstances in which elderly persons residing in Banff and Buchan who require to see a medical specialist have to travel into Aberdeen rather than be interviewed in Banff; and if he will make a statement.

The matter of service provision is essentially a local issue and it is for the health board to decide how, any particular service should be provided.