HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 cc48-9W
Mr. Norman Hogg

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements he has made to permit health boards to accept hospital admissions from outside their designated areas; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John MacKay

The existence of administrative boundaries does not preclude the treatment of a patient in a hospital outside the area in which he is normally resident if the patient's condition, and the general availability of hospital facilities, make this desirable.

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