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 Harry Ewing Mr Harry Ewing , Stirling Falkirk and Grangemouth 12:00 am, 26th October 1977

We have asked area health boards—and we are getting a good response from them—to switch resources from the acute side of medicine, without necessarily running it down, and to give greater priority to long-stay geriatric and psycho-geriatric patients and mental deficiency hospitals. Those are top priority, and we have asked area health boards to take account of that policy.