§ 45. Mr. Adam Hunter
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people are awaiting admission as orthopaedic patients to the Dunfermline and West Fife Hospitals; how many have been waiting for longer than six months; and what steps he is taking to reduce the waiting period.
Mr. Edward Taylor
142 at the end of January, 38 of them for more than six months. The Fife Orthopaedic Service has been improved by the appointment of a fourth consultant.