asked the Minister of Health the number of maternity hospitals provided by local authorities in South Wales; and what is the total accommodation in those hospitals.
There are nine maternity hospitals provided by local authorities in South Wales, having a total of 164 beds.
asked the Minister of Health how many voluntary hospitals in South Wales exclude non-contributors from entry.
I understand that 24 of the 45 voluntary hospitals in South Wales normally exclude non-contributors, but that all except one admit cases of urgency although non-contributory.
asked the Minister of Health what facilities are provided in South Wales for hospital treatment for children suffering from rheumatism; and whether steps are now contemplated to improve those facilities.
There are two hospitals in South Wales providing facilities for treatment of children suffering from rheumatism, namely the Lord Pontypridd Children's Hospital, Cardiff, containing25 beds, provided by the public health authority, and Brynteg House, Merthyr Tydfil, with 18 beds, provided by the local education authority. It will be a principal object of the proposed National Health Service to ensure that there is adequate provision of all forms of hospital accommodation.