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Geriatric Beds (Somerset)

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the present waiting list for geriatric beds in the county of Somerset.

About 40, some of whom may reside within the boundaries of adjoining area health authorities.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans she has for increasing the number of geriatric beds in the county of Somerset; and if she will make a statement.

The level of need will be taken into account in a strategic survey which I have asked all regional health authorities, with the co-operation of area health authorities, to undertake in the light of the White Paper on Public Expenditure for future years.