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Hospital Beds (Ealing)

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the current provision of hospital beds in the London borough of Ealing.

The major part of the London borough of Ealing falls within the Ealing Health District, which is not self-sufficient in bed provision and relies on other health districts to supplement acute hospital needs. However, the Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Area as a whole are well provided with acute beds. The health authority's plans for rationalisation also take account of the shortage of geriatric beds.