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Scotland invests thousands in obesity beds

27th September 2010

According to a Freedom of Information request by the Press Association, hospitals in Scotland are spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on obesity beds for patients.

The request revealed that seven NHS boards had paid out over £154,000 since 2008 for the "bariatric beds". NHS Fife said it had purchased three bariatric beds for people who weighed up to 78 stone in February 2009 at a cost of £24,000 for all three. The health board said: "The beds were purchased as NHS Fife has seen a rise in the number of obese patients being admitted."


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Article Information

Title: Scotland invests thousands in obesity beds
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 16209
Date Added: 27th Sep 2010


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