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Hospital Beds

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give for each year since 1983 the total number of hospital beds for each of the following services broken down by health board: (a) general medical (b) general surgical, (c) non-psychiatric acute, (d) geriatric, (e) maternity, (f) mental illness, (g) mentally handicapped and (h) total.

The average available staffed beds in the specialty groupings requested in all NHS hospitals in each health board are set out in the table. Data relate to the year ending 30 September in each case except for 1987 which is the year ending 31 March.

Specialty

Scotland

Argyll and Clyde

Ayrshire and Arran

Borders

Dumfries and Galloway

Fife

Forth Valley

Grampian

Greater Glasgow

Highland

Lanarkshire

Lothian

Orkney

Shetland

Tayside

Western Isles

Geriatric10,9619737092413297036341,0402,2294251,0321,5125287881113
Maternity2,3882381873365134126245494106200304111121817
Mental illness15,8201,4308052885841,0468571,5703,5496551,4692,0661,5011
Mental handicap5,88829012034424751,0666991,191233571631536
Young Chronic Sick38539122019353446927
Total55,3384,3122,9519441,4933,2903,4105,51312,5592,1655,0428,0471311585,109216

1 Other acute specialties, including supra-area specialites and special categories.

Note: Components may not sum exactly to totals due to rounding.