HC Deb 07 July 1997 vol 297 c381W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the number of hospital beds in Scotland broken down to show figures for(a) psychiatric, (b) geriatric, (c) acute and (d) maternity beds. [6385]

Mr. Galbraith

The information is set out in the table.

Average available staffed beds in Scotland at 31 March 19971
Specialty Bed numbers
Psychiatric 9,216
Geriatric: long stay 5,294
Geriatric: assessment 3,685
Acute 15,503
Maternity 1,400
1 Provisional.

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