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Intensive Care Cots

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the level of provision of intensive care cots; and if he will make a statement.

asked I am aware that intensive care facilities are under pressure in the Greater London area and one or two other places. In the majority of regions, however, the level of provision appears to be adequate to meet present demands, and I am confident that the health authorities concerned will keep their future needs under careful review.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the yearly cost of an intensive care cot.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many intensive care cots there are in England; and where they are located.

asked All intensive care cots in England are located in combined special and intensive care units, of which a list is given below. The first figure against the name of each hospital is the total number of cots in the unit, and the second the number of cots which can normally be used at any one time for intensive care. Most other special care baby units can provide intensive care for one or more babies over short periods, when required.

i. Northern Region
Newcastle General Hospital24/2
Princess Mary Maternity Hospital21/2
ii. North-Western Region
St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester30/10
Hope Hospital, Salford21/2
iii. Yorkshire Region
St. James's Hospital, Leeds35/6
iv. Mersey Region
Liverpool Maternity Hospital24/4
Fazakerley Hospital20/4
Alder Hey Children's Hospital8/6
v. Trent Region
Nottingham City Hospital36/5
Leicester Royal Infirmary26/5
Jessop Hospital, Sheffield26/5
vi. West Midlands Region
Birmingham Maternity Hospital36/4
Sorrento Maternity Hospital32/4
Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry29/4
New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton26/5
vii. East Anglian Region
Mill Road Maternity Hospital, Cambridge24/4
viii. Oxford Region
John Radcliffe Hospital40/6
ix. Wessex Region
Southampton General Hospital20/4
x. South-Western Region
Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro20/4
Plymouth General Hospital24/6
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Heavitree31/5
Bristol Maternity Hospital32/5
Southmead Hospital, Bristol36/6
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital20/3
xi. North-West Thames Region
Hammersmith Hospital20/4
Northwick Park Hospital24/4
Watford General Hospital20/4
Edgware General Hospital20/4
St. Mary's Hospital13/3
Westminster Hospital10/2
xii. North-East Thames Region
The London Hospital12/5
University College Hospital18/6–8
xiii. South-East Thames Region
King's College Hospital23/7
Guy's Hospital20/2
St. Thomas's Hospital20/2
Lewisham Hospital25/3
Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton22/3–4
xiv. South-West Thames Region
St. George's Hospital12/2
Kingston Hospital13/2
St. Peter's Hospital, Chertsey30/4
Frimley Park Hospital20/4

xv. London Post-Graduate Boards of Governors
Queen Charlotte's Hospital for Women20/2–5