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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17876: Donald Cameron (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many patient bed places there are in each hospital in the NHS Highland area.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 9 August 2018

Information is not available centrally on ‘patient bed places’. The following table shows the average number of available staffed beds for all specialties during quarter ending March 2018 within NHS Highland.

Table 1: Average number of available staffed beds for all specialties by acute hospital and NHS Highland, quarter ending March 2018.

Hospital Name

Average available staffed beds

NHS Highland


Belford Hospital


Caithness General Hospital


Lorn & Islands Hospital


Raigmore Hospital


Note that figures for individual hospitals presented do not add up the total for the NHS Board as the NHS Board total is based on all hospitals including non acute hospitals.