HC Deb 28 July 1983 vol 46 c606W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the number of cases in each health board in Scotland where sudden heart attack patients have been refused access to intensive care hospital treatment on account of age; and what was the determining age in each case.

Mr. John MacKay

The question whether particular patients should be treated in hospital intensive care units is a clinical decision for the consultants concerned in the light of all the circumstances of each case.