HC Deb 31 January 1996 vol 270 c801W
35. Mr. McAvoy

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recommendation he has had from Greater Glasgow health board about the future of Rutherglen maternity hospital. [10823]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Greater Glasgow health board has recommended that Rutherglen maternity hospital should close once replacement maternity services are available from a purpose-built maternity unit at Glasgow royal infirmary.

The recommendation is being considered along with others in the acute and maternity services strategy, submitted by Greater Glasgow health board to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, on 20 December 1995.