Hospitals (Geriatric Beds)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1977.

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Photo of Mr Russell Johnston Mr Russell Johnston , Inverness 12:00 am, 26th October 1977

Since financial circumstances are stretched, would it not be a good thing for the Secretary of State to encourage local authorities to expand home help services as a means of alleviating pressure on homes and geriatric provision, given that the Strathclyde survey last year showed that one could provide six home helps for two hours a day, seven days a week, for the cost of one geriatric bed?