§ 13. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has for improving the provision of geriatric beds in the Kirkcaldy area.
§ Mr. Gourlay
Is the Minister aware that that is a most disappointing and complacent reply? Is he further aware that in three months of this year Fife doctors made special requests for geriatric services on behalf of 270 acute cases and that of that number 132 were admitted to hospital and 43 elderly patients died before admission could be effected? Will not these figures force the Government to take action in order to alleviate the suffering and hardships of the old people in Fife?