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Great Ormond Street Hospital

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 17 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average daily number of beds occupied at Great Ormond Street hospital for 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1981; what is the actual number of staff for these years, and what is the ratio of staff to occupied beds for these years.

The number of beds occupied is of course only one measure of activity. The fullest available information is as follows:

Occupancy and Throughput
Average Daily Bed Occupancy274·7256·6220·9238·7
Average Length of Stay (days)12·810·99·09·1
Annual Number of Discharges7,7978,5978,9059,572
Annual Number of Day Cases9208211,5662,036
Staff Numbers: WTE
Medical and Dental70·0104·2111·6
Professional and Technical174·0194·0202·8
Administrative and Clerical192·0213·9220·7
Ratio of Staff to
(a) Beds5·97·67·2
(b) Discharges and Day Cases0·160·160·15

* The figures for 1960 are not available.

Figures for 1960 to 1970 are not available.