§ Sir J. Gilmour
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what increase there has been in the number of casualties treated in the Fife hospitals since the opening of the Forth Road Bridge in September, 1964; and what additions have been made to the medical staff in the hospitals concerned.
§ Mr. Ross
There has been an increase of 3.6 per cent. in the number of new casualty cases treated in the two main hospitals in Fife since the opening of the Forth Road Bridge. Of the additional medical appointments made to these hospitals in this period, only one (consultant radiologist) is in a specialty concerned with casualties, but the whole position is under review by the South-Eastern Regional Hospital Board and by my Department following the meeting at which the hon. Member was present with the Under Secretary of State on 12th January to discuss the medical staffing situation in Fife.