§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has on the waiting lists for local authority residential homes for the elderly and for geriatric hospitals, respectively; and if, in the case of geriatric hospitals, he has any separate information on the relative demand for places in geriatric and psycho-geriatric hospitals.
§ Mr. Millan
Information on waiting lists for local authority residential homes for the elderly is not available centrally.
At 31st March 1977, 1,758 patients were awaiting geriatric beds in NHS hospitals in Scotland, and 192 psycho-geriatric patients were awaiting a suitable bed.