§ 24. Mr. Hubbard
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many cases have now been transferred from the lists 1809 of Scottish voluntary hospitals and treated under the emergency hospitals scheme; and what are the financial arrangements with the voluntary hospitals for treatment of such cases.
Under a scheme which I arranged with the Scottish Branch of the British Hospitals Association in January, 1941, 32,250 patients from the waiting lists of voluntary hospitals in Scotland have been treated in emergency hospitals set up by the Department of Health for Scotland. For this service an overall charge of 30s. per case, irrespective of the length of stay, is made against the voluntary hospital. I might add that the scheme has had a considerable effect in reducing the waiting lists and has been of immense benefit to thousands of patients.
|Death and injury rates per 100,000 manshifts worked, and 100,000 tons of mineral raised at mines under the Coal Mines Act (excluding the Stratified Ironstone Mines in Cleveland, Lincoln and Northamptonshire) in Great Britain during the years 1937.1944.|
|Rate per 100,000 manshifts worked.||Rate per 100,000 tons of mineral† raised.|
|1944||…||…||0.33*||Not yet available||0.32†||Not yet available|
|* Provisional.||† Almost entirely coal.|