§ 39. Mr. Galbraith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the cost to date of the recent emergency evacuation of Woodilee hospital; and if he will hold a public inquiry into this matter.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Costs of £110,000 were incurred during the evacuation of the main block at Woodilee hospital in March. Since then the Greater Glasgow health board has incurred additional revenue expenditure of about £16,000 per week in providing in-patient services at the hospitals to which the patients have been transferred, where the board has already incurred capital expenditure of £170,000 on improvements and has decided to spend another £260,000 on further upgrading work. The board is currently considering the options for the longer term. I see no need for a public inquiry.