§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many geriatric beds are available per 1,000 of the population in each of the health board areas in Scotland.
§ Mr. William Ross
The information as at 30th September 1974 for beds in National Health Service hospitals and in contractual and joint-user hospitals is as follows:
Health Board Area Number of beds per 1,000 population aged 65 and over Argyll and Clyde 18.9 Ayrshire and Arran 12.5 Borders 12.1 Dumfries and Galloway 10.3 Fife 9.9 Forth Valley 15.7 Grampian 13.3 Greater Glasgow 15.6 Highland 15.5 Lanarkshire 21.4 Lothian 12.6 Orkney 16.0 Shetland 28.3 Tayside 14.5 Western Isles 13.0 Scotland 14.8