HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 cc664-5W
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'.