§ Dr. Alan Thompson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what measures he intends to take to provide improved hospital services for the Dunfermline area in the light of information given to the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland during his recent visit to the Northern Hospital, Dunfermline.137W
§ Mr. Noble
Some minor improvements are now in progress at the Northern Hospital, and it will be possible to provide additional geriatric accommodation there, to reduce overcrowding and to withdraw existing unsatisfactory accommodation from use, when the new medical unit becomes available at Milesmark Hospital in about two years' time. At the same time improved out-patient facilities will be provided at the Dunfermline and West Fife and Milesmark Hospitals.