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Patient Administration (Computerisation)

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made regarding the computerisation of hospital patient administration systems and their introduction by health boards.

Contracts were signed today by the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service with Honywell Bull Ltd. and McDonnell Douglas Information Systems Ltd. for the provision of systems and hardware for the following hospitals.

Company and hospitalHealth board
McDonnell Douglas
HuntlyburnBorders
Dunfermline and West FifeFife
RaigmoreHighland
Royal Infirmary, EdinburghLothian
Western General, EdinburghLothian
Bangour GeneralLothian
Honeywell Bull Ltd
Royal Alexandra, PaisleyArgyll and Clyde
Vale of LevenArgyll and Clyde
Ayrshire CentralAyrshire and Arran
CrosshouseAyrshire and Arran
Dumfries Royal InfirmaryDumfries and Galloway
Falkirk and Stirling Royal InfirmariesForth Valley
Aberdeen Royal InfirmaryGrampian
LawLanarkshire
NinewellsTayside
LewisWestern Isles
The total value of the equipment, software and services provided under these contracts is £8 million.