§ Mr. Norman Hogg
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of patients, both geriatric and psycho-geriatric, awaiting admission to Woodilee hospital, Lenzie, Dunbartonshire; and what steps are being taken to improve the position.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
The total number of psycho-geriatric patients awaiting admission to Woodilee hospital at mid-May 1979 was 74. Geriatric patients are not accommodated in this hospital. The Greater Glasgow health board is providing 420 beds in 14 system-built units, of which nine are for geriatric and five for psycho-geriatric patients. Two of the units for psycho-geriatrics are under construction at Woodilee hospital and should be completed by the end of the year. The major building programme also includes schemes for the provision of new facilities at Woodilee and five other hostals in Glasgow, mainly to replace existing unsatisfactory geriatric and psych-geriatric accommodation.