§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average cost per week in Scotland of providing 231W (a) bed in a geriatric hospital or unit, (b) place in an old people's home and (c) home help.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
The information given below relates to 1977–78:
- (a) The average cost per week of a bed in a geriatric hospital or unit varied from £107 to £132 depending on the type of hospital or unit.
- (b) The average cost per week of a place in a local authority old people's home was £55.
- (c) The average cost per week of providing a home help to a household was £8.
These figures do not take account of interest charges on capital expenditure on buildings or of income accruing by way of payments from those in receipt of the services.