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Geriatric Beds (Southampton)

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received about the shortage of geriatric beds in the Southampton area.

None. The new ward block at Southampton general hospital, due to be opened in 1983, will provide 72 additional geriatric assessment and rehabilitation beds and a new 120 bed unit at Moor green hospital, also due to be opened in 1983, will replace the existing 102 geriatric beds there which are in poor accommodation.