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Geriatric Hospitals (North-West)

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the fire regulations and precautions in the North-West hospitals for geriatric patients.

In North-Western region, as elsewhere, health authorities are carrying out, with the co-operation of local fire authorities, a programme of upgrading fire precautions in existing hospitals. I understand that, notwithstanding the resource constraints within which they are working, they are making progress.

Place of occurrence of accidents
HomeRoadWork
Death*InjuryDeath*InjuryDeathSerious injury
19646,230133,9407,307102,8301,034N.A.
19656,163108,6207,523109,890977
19666,370108,7407,476103,0801,006
19675,839104,9107,24797,410870
19685,90488,1206,43289,010N.A.
19695,853104,6306,70091,920N.A.63,974
19705,59097,6306,86889,19083057,862
19715,51899,3707,07292,18077550,735
19725,35999,6407,00286,21068048,128
19735,04989,8707,03580,13069246,095
19745,118100,0306,43978,56069245,404
19755,081102,4305,90378,92060441,610
19765,056100,7206,11581,55061841,226
N.A.=Not available.
* These figures include deaths in hospital which are thus duplicated in the injury figures (see below).
†The figures for injuries arising from road traffic and home accidents are taken from the hospital inpatient inquiry (HIPE) and are in fact the estimated total discharges and deaths of injury cases from NHS hospitals in England and Wales. Information is only available from 1964 onwards.
‡These figures are the sum totals of serious injuries on Factories Act premises, in mines and quarries and to railway staff as defined by the Factories Act, the railway inspectorate and the mines inspectorate.