§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a detailed statement on the hospital accommodation in Aberdeen city and county and the numbers of persons waiting for hospital beds there during each of the last five years; and for how long each person has had to wait for a bed.
§ Mr. Maclay
I annex a summary, by specialties, of the hospital accommodation available in the City of Aberdeen and in Aberdeenshire. The information about waiting lists and waiting times requested by the hon. and learned Member is necessarily detailed and elaborate, and I am sending it to him separately.
HOSPITAL ACCOMMODATION—ABERDEEN AND ABERDEENSHIRE Specialty No. of Staffed Beds General Medicine 170 General Surgery 243 Orthopaedic Surgery 147 Thoracic Surgery 36 Neurosurgery 16 Ear, Nose and Throat 34 Ophthalmology 66 Paediatrics 392 Dermatology 16 Turberculosis 158 Infectious Diseases (other than tuberculosis) 116 Gynaecology 92 Obstetrics 231 Radiotherapy 16 Mental and Psychoneurotic Disorders 1,867 Mental Deficiency 143 Chronic Sick 481 Convalescent 39 Miscellaneous 188 Total 4,451