§ 62. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of hospitals in each regional hospital board area, and the number of joint consultative staff committees which were functioning in the respective board areas at the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. Maclay
Following is the information:
Region Number of hospitals Number of committees Number of hospitals covered by committees North 26 2 2 North-East 57 14 19 East 40 14 15 South-East 83 24 30 West 180 55 61
As the table shows, some committees cover more than one hospital. In hospitals not covered by committees, many of which are small hospitals consultation is carried out informally.