§ Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many patients on an area basis were on kidney dialysis machines at 31 December last; and what are the arrangements for further machines.
§ Mr. John MacKay
At 31 December 1983 (the latest date for which information is available) the following number of patients with renal failure were receiving haemodialysis at the five health board units where this is provided:
Patients Grampian 25 Greater Glasgow 220 Highland 13 Lothian 99 Tayside 34 Total 391
It is for the five health boards which provide this treatment to decide how many dialysis machines are required for this.