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Medical Specialist Services (Trent Region)

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what specialist facilities are available in the southern half of the Trent Regional Health Authority for the treatment of plastic surgery cases, children's surgery cases, orthopaedic cases, and chronic renal dialysis cases.

Special in-patient facilities are available as follows in the southern half of the Trent Region:

Orthopaedic—843 beds distributed among major hospitals.
Child surgery—530 beds distributed among major hospitals.
Plastic surgery (including burns)—53 designated beds in 2 units. 7 available (but not designed) in 1 unit.
Renal dialysis—10 beds in one designated unit.
In addition four dialysis beds are available at Nottingham for the treatment of acute renal diseases and two further beds will be available soon for training patients for home dialysis. Five training beds for home dialysis are also available in Derby.