HC Deb 13 July 1989 vol 156 cc617-8W
Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of patients living in the Highlands and Islands conveyed to hospital by the Scottish ambulance service in hospital cars in (a) the eight months prior to August 1988 and (b) the eight months following August 1988.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The information available on the number of patients conveyed by the hospital car service in the Highlands and Western Isles in 1988 is:

Number of patients conveyed
Period Number
22 December 1987—21 March 1988 3,884
22 March 1988—21 June 1988 4,333
22 June 1988—21 September 1988 3,636
22 September 1988—21 December 1988 2,865
Total 14,718

Figures for 1989 are not yet available.

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