HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 cc491-2W
Mr. Tom Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what figures are available about the numbers of persons suffering from heart disease in the Monklands/Cumbernauld district hospital area; and what comparisons are available at district, national and international level.

Mr. John MacKay

The number of patients suffering from heart disease and ischaemic heart disease who were discharged from hospital during 1983 in these areas were as follows:

(a) Monklands/Cumbemauld health district area 1,368
(b) Lanarkshire Health Board area 5,170
(c) Scotland 50,238

Comparable statistics about discharges from hospitals in other countries are not available.