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Hospital Wards (Closures)

Volume 955: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many wards in National Health Service hospitals are currently closed; and what are the reasons for the closures.

I regret that this information is not available centrally. Beds in National Health Service hospitals may be temporarily unavailable for use for a variety of reasons, including staff shortages or illness, lack of resources, redecoration or alteration of wards, and other local circumstances.