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Teaching Hospitals (London)

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report a list of the teaching hospitals in Greater London and the number of beds in each, together with the total number of beds available in the same area within the National Health Service.

The information requested is given in the tables below:

A. GENERAL TEACHING HOSPITALS
Beds
St. Bartholomew's780
The London (Whitechapel)675
Royal Free798
University College598
The Middlesex663
Charing Cross751
St. George's (Hyde Park Corner and Tooting)551
Westminster358
St. Mary's, W2414
Guy's795
King's College604
St. Thomas'961
Hammersmith570
Total8,518
B. AREA HEALTH AUTHORITIES (TEACHING)
Total number of beds in the hospitals managed by the Area Health Authorities (Teaching) in Greater London32,253
C. SPECIALIST POSTGRADUATE TEACHING HOSPITALS
Beds
Hospitals for Sick Children546
National Hospital for Nervous Diseases348
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital128
Moorfields Eye Hospitals129
The Bethlem Royal and the Maudsley481
St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin54
The National Heart and Chest Hospitals616
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals326
St. Peter's Hospitals124
The Royal Marsden Hospital358
Queen Charlotte's Hospital284
The Eastman Dental HospitalNil
Total3,394

Notes:

1. The information given is the average number of beds available during 1978.

2. The bed totals shown in A, B and C are for all specialties, both acute and non acute.

3. Many hospitals are involved in undergraduate teaching. Only the figures for the main hospital for each medical school have been quoted in A above.

4. The total bed figure for the Area Health Authorities (Teaching) does not include the beds available in the specialist postgraduate teaching hospitals.

5. The figures quoted in C are the total bed numbers of all the hospitals managed by each of the twelve Boards of Governors.