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Hospital Beds

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the latest available total of unoccupied beds in hospitals in England and Wales; and how this compares with the position six months and one year previously, respectively.

Following are the figures of the average daily number of unoccupied beds during the last three available half-year periods:

1st July 1972 to 31st December 197272,237
1st January 1973 to 30th June 197380,589
1st July 1973 to 31st December 197380,557