HC Deb 19 April 1978 vol 948 cc151-2W
33. Mr. Craigen

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if the Greater Glasgow Area Health Board has taken up its full financial allocation for 1977–78; and what plans it has in the immediate future to improve accommodation and facilities for the elderly.

Mr. Harry Ewing

Glasgow did not take up its full allocation for 1977–78 but will be able to draw the balance later under carry-forward arrangements and will not lose the money.

As part of its ongoing programme of improvements in hospitals of all types, the board is continually upgrading accommodation for the elderly; three more day hospitals for the elderly are being planned or are under construction; the use for long-stay elderly patients of vacant or under-utilised acute hospital wards is being pursued; and six projects providing new in-patient accommodation for elderly patients are included in the major building programme.