HC Deb 07 April 1965 vol 710 cc69-70W
50 and 51. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what are the smallest hospitals in Scotland at the moment; of what type they are; and how many beds each has;

(2) what is the smallest general practitioner hospital in use in Scotland at the moment; and of what its equipment and accommodation consist.

Mr. Ross

The following table shows Scottish hospitals containing less than 10 beds.

Hospital Type Beds Wards
1. The Hospice, Lochmaddy Maternity 3 3
2. General Pope Hospital, Helmsdale Maternity 4 2
3. Edington Cottage Hospital, North Berwick General 9 4
4. Sister Margaret Cottage Hospital, Jedburgh General 2 4
Maternity 6
5. Whitchester Cottage Hospital, Duns General 7 2
6. Knoll Maternity Hospital, Duns Maternity 7 3

All these hospitals are staffed by general practitioners.

The Hospice, Lochmaddy, which is the smallest, has a separate labour room with the usual equipment; it has no X-ray facilities.