HC Deb 10 May 1962 vol 659 c70W
Miss Herbison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many beds are closed in hospitals in Scotland, giving numbers for each hospital affected, and the proportion these closed beds represent in each hospital.

Mr. Maclay

At 30th September, the date of the last return, 2,391 beds spread over 53 hospitals were shown as unstaffed. This represented 14.7 per cent. of the beds in these hospitals and 3.7 per cent. of the total number of beds in all Scottish hospitals. In the same 53 hospitals the number of beds shown as staffed but unoccupied was 3,173. I am sending the hon. Member the details.

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