HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 c99W
51. Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many kidney dialysis units are now available in Scottish hospitals; at what total costs; and how this compares with 1965.

Mr. Millan

There are six such units which provide treatment for about 70 patients suffering from chronic renal failure; in April, 1966 (the earliest date for which such information is available) there were three which provided treatment for nine patients. The running costs of providing such treatment have been approximately estimated at between £2,000 and £2,500 a year per patient; the estimated total capital already spent on the six units, including structural works, is £216,500 which includes about £8,000 spent before April, 1966.