§ Mr. Michael J. Martin
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to improve the care of elderly hospital patients in the east end of Glasgow.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The provision of geriatric services in east Glasgow is primarily a matter for the Greater Glasgow health board. The board is, however, conducting a strategic review of services for the elderly in the greater106W Glasgow area as a whole and any decisions on services for elderly patients in the east end of the city will be dependent on the outcome of that review.