§ Mr. Illsley
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what statistics are available on the level of infertility treatment available in Scotland; and what plans he has to collect further data;
(2) if he will list the regional health boards which provide infertility treatment (a) under the national health service, (b) under the national health service to men and (c) privately; and if he will list the establishments which have contracted with the boards to provide such treatment.
§ Mr. Stewart
[holding answer 22 February 1994]: All health boards purchase infertility services. The table gives the number of in-patient and day case treatments and investigations for female infertility in NHS hospitals in 1992. Infertility services are also provided in primary care settings. Information on male infertility services and on private providers is not held centrally.
The management executive is currently reviewing the collection of data on infertility services.
Hospital Number of Discharges Ninewells Hospital, Dundee 742 Glasgow Royal Infirmary 505 Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh 458 Aberdeen Royal Infirmary 332 Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock 253 Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow 206 Monklands District General Hospital, Lanarkshire 190 Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow 179 Royal Alexandra Hospital (Aka Paisley DGH) 169 Glasgow Western Infirmary 144 Southern General Hospital, Glasgow 132 Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries 118 Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy 108 Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock 107 Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary 106 Raigmore Hospital, Inverness 96 Stirling Royal Infirmary 95 Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire 93 Law Hospital, Carluke, Lanarkshire 86 Vale of Leven District General Hospital, Dumbartonshire 85 Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh 77 St. John's at Howden, West Lothian 74 Borders General Hospital 64 Dunfermline and West Fife Hospital 61 Perth Royal Infirmary 60 Caithness General Hospital 49 Roodlands General Hospital, East Lothian 22 Other 58 TOTAL 4,669
Note: Hospitals with 20 or fewer discharges have been grouped with 'Other'.665W