HC Deb 13 December 1994 vol 251 cc594-5W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what was the number of operations predicted for the year 1994 in the initial proposal for the Scottish heart transplant centre;

(2) how many operations the Scottish heart transplant centre at Glasgow royal infirmary is contracted to do each year.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Greater Glasgow health board's bid in 1991 for the heart transplant service predicted an activity of 25 patients for year one, rising to 50 patients per annum in subsequent years.

The contracted activity level for heart transplants in 1994–95 has been set at 25 based on the actual activity over the last two years—23 operations in each year.