HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c612W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will name the hospitals in Scotland which are described by the Public Accounts Committee in its 40th report of Session 1987–88 (HC 481), paragraphs 9 to 13, as having inadequate fire and safety standards.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The Scottish Home and Health Department urgently followed up its survey of 1,463 hospital wards, which showed that 33 (2.2 per cent.) fell short of desirable standards.

The work on the relevant wards has been satisfactorily completed at Craig Dunain hospital, Inverness, and at the Royal Edinburgh hospital. Most of the recommendations have also been implemented in the relevant wards in the Royal Scottish national hospital, Larbert, and in Lennox castle, Gartnavel Royal and Leverndale hospitals. The remaining recommendations will be completed shortly. The Fire Inspectorate visits the wards on completion to ensure that all the work is satisfactory.

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