HC Deb 28 January 1964 vol 688 cc43-4W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which hospitals in Fife presently provide orthopaedic beds; how many there are in each hospital; and what alteration in the provision of such beds will be made in 1965, 1966 and 1967, respectively.

Mr. Noble

The following table shows the number of orthopaedic beds in, or planned for, hospitals in Fife:

Hospital Number of Beds
1964 1965 1966 1967
Dunfermline and West Fife 18 18 40 40
Milesmark 10 10 10 10
Kirkcaldy Orthopaedic 52 52
Victoria, Kirkcaldy 60 60
Total 80 80 110 110

Mr. Noble

The following table shows for each member his place of residence and length of service on the board. Members are appointed because of their personal qualities and experience. The main fields of experience taken into account in making the appointment in each case are listed. One member of the board is over 70. There are two vacancies.

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