§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which Scottish health boards have contracted with the Health Care International hospital at Clydebank to treat patients from their area; how many patients were treated from each health board area; and what was the cost of the contracts to each of the health boards.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
There have been six such contracts, the details of which are as follows:
Patients Lothian Health Board 17(Cardiac) Grampian Health Board 7(Oral Surgery) Grampian GP Fundholders 5(Orthapaedics) Shetland Islands Health Board 13(Ophthalmic) 3(Cardiac) Ayrshire and Arran Health Board 1(Vascular) National Specialism Contract 10(Cardiac)
Cost is a matter between the receivers and the health boards. However, in each case the contracts represented a saving to the national health service.