HC Deb 01 July 1964 vol 697 cc247-9W
120. Mr. J. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions his Department has had with the Western Regional Hospital Board regarding hospital accommodation in Paisley; and what was the outcome of the discussion.

Mr. Noble

The possibility of adding a new maternity unit for Paisley to the Regional Board's building programme is under discussion; and my Department is at present awaiting the Regional Board's views on the priority of this scheme among a number it has under consideration.

121. Mr. J. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average length of time of occupation of maternity beds for each confinement in the maternity hospitals in Paisley and District Hospital Board area during 1963.

Mr. Noble

The average length of stay for all patients in the one maternity hospital in the area, including those admitted for ante-natal treatment, was just under eight days. I am afraid separate figures are not available for mothers who were confined in the hospital.

125. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of geriatric beds per thousand of the population for the area of each regional hospital board, at the latest convenient date.

Mr. Noble

At 30th September, 1963, the number of available geriatric beds in each regional hospital board area was as follows:—

Regional Hospital Board No. of beds per 1,000 of the population
Northern 1.5
North-eastern 1.9
Eastern 2.1
South-eastern 1.1
Western 1.4