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Hospital Beds

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the hospitals closed since 3 May 1979, the number of beds closed in each, and give the national totals.

From the information we have centrally, the number of whole hospitals approved for closure and their total number of beds, is as follows:

HospitalsBeds
May-December 1979181,255
January-December 1980412,500
January-December 1981322,017
January-December 198217895
January-December 1983523,638
January-December 1984574,037
January-March 19854179
Total May 1979-March 198522114,521
Details of the individual hospitals are listed in the tables.

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

ChesterDavenham Hospital, Northwich32October 1979
WirralSt. James Hospital75July 1979
WirralThingwall Hospital48July 1979
WirralBirkenhead General Hospital181July 1979

(ii) Hospitals approved for complete closure 1980

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

Northern

ClevelandOverdene Maternity Home, Cleveland22February 1980

Yorkshire

LeedsHaigh Hospital, Leeds34May 1980

Trent

NottinghamshireAdbolton Hall, Nottingham26August 1980

East Anglian

CambridgeshireGrange Maternity Unit, Cambridge10March 1980
NorfolkStow Hall Hospital, Norfolk40November 1980

North West Thames

BedfordshireLuton and Dunstable Hospital, Children's Annexe61July 1980
HertfordshireTolmers Park Hospital, Herts67January 1980
Kensington, Chelsea, WestminsterSt. Columba's Hospital27August 1980

North East Thames

Camden and IslingtonThomas Barlow Home24July 1980
Camden and IslingtonCromwell Lodge29November 1980
City and East LondonLondon Jewish Hospital128February 1980
Enfield and HaringeyBearsted Memorial Hospital38December 1980
EssexWaltham Abbey War Memorial Hospital21December 1980

South East Thames

Canterbury and ThanetPrincess Mary's Hospital, Margate146February 1980
HastingsBexhill Convalescent Home78October 1980
South East KentDover Eye Unit34December 1980

South West Thames

East SurreyCaterham Main Hospital23September 1980
East SurreyClerks Croft Hospital, Surrey90September 1980
East SurreyEast Surrey Hospital78September 1980
East SurreyHorley Hospital16September 1980
East SurreySmallfield Hospital190September 1980
Mid SurreyCuddington Hospital136September 1980
Mid SurreyQueen Elizabeth House32May 1980
WandsworthSt. Benedict's Hospital213September 1980

Wessex

DorsetFirs Maternity Home, Dorset14July 1980
DorsetHahneman Convalescent Home, Dorset32September 1980

South Western

CheltenhamHolm Hospital66March 1980
PlymouthDevonport Hospital132October 1980

West Midlands

Hereford and WorcesterHolme Lacy Hospital84November 1980
Hereford and WorcesterStretton Sugwas Hospital44July 1980
StaffordshireGroundslow Hospital118June 1980
StaffordshireStandon Hall Hospital79June 1980

Mersey

LiverpoolLiverpool Psychiatric Day Hospital30September 1980
WirralHighfield Maternity Hospital47February 1980
WirralWallasey Hospital for Women31May 1980

North Western

BoltonWilkinson Hospital52March 1980
LancashireDeepdale Hospital100November 1980
LancashireThe Willows, Preston23November 1980
LancashireLostock Hall Continuation Hospital41December 1980
OldhamStrinesdale Hospital44August 1980
WiganPemberton Day HospitalOctober 1980

(iii) Hospitals approved for complete closure 1981

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

Northern

North TynesideWillington Quay Maternity Hospital14November 1981

Yorkshire

North YorkshireFulford Maternity Hospital87January 1981
WakefieldCarr Gate Hospital35November 1981
WakefieldHeadlands Hospital, Pontefract125November 1981
WakefieldNewton Lodge Annexe35November 1981

Trent

DerbyshireSmedley Memorial Hospital27February 1981
DerbyshireParwich Hospital47May 1981
LincolnshireTuxford Hostel, Nottingham16August 1981
NottinghamshireFirs Maternity Hospital40May 1981
NottinghamNottinghamshire Women's Hospital132May 1981
SheffieldThornbury Hospital58April 1981
SheffieldSt. Joseph's Hospital, Sheffield90September 1981
SheffieldHallwood Isolation Hospital18November 1981

East Anglian

CambridgeshireMarch Maternity Home10April 1981

North West Thames

BedfordshireDaneswood Convalescent Home44March 1981
Ealing, Hammersmith and HounslowTemple Hill House18March 1981

North East Thames

Barking and HaringeySt. Faith's Hospital293October 1981
City and East LondonAldersbrook Hospital55October 1981
City and East LondonQueen Mary's Hospital, Newham112October 1981
City and East LondonSt. Mary's Hospital, Newham64October 1981

South West Thames

Merton and SuttonWimbledon Hospital57October 1981

Wessex

HampshireWinchfield Hospital55January 1981
WiltshireSt. Martin's Hospital165April 1981

Oxford

OxfordshireSt. Mary's Hospital30July 1981

West Midlands

WarwickshireSt. Mary's Hospital, Harborough Magna42October 1981
WolverhamptonQueen Victoria Nursing Institute20May 1981

Mersey

ChesterTadley Hostel17December 1981
CreweWrenbury Hostel17December 1981
SeftonFleetwood Road Hospital54October 1981
WirralLeasowe Hospital123January 1981
WirralVictoria Central Hospital, Surgical Unit95January 1981

North Western

TraffordUrmston Cottage Hospital22July 1981

(iv) Hospitals approved for complete closure 1982

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

Northern

DurhamLangley Park Smallpox Hospital24September 1982

Trent

LeicestershireMarkfield Hospital119May 1982
North DerbyshireChesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital275October 1982
North LincolnshireAlexandra Hospital, Woodhall Spa28January 1982
North LincolnshireFoxby Hill Hospital, Gainsborough20July 1982

North East Thames

Camden and IslingtonCity of London Maternity Hospital86April 1982
Camden and IslingtonWhittington Home26April 1982
EnfieldEnfield War Memorial Hospital44October 1982

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

South East Thames

Dartford and GraveshamJoyce Green Hospital22May 1982
Tunbridge WellsMaswell House, Tunbridge Wells26December 1982

South Western

Cornwall and Isles of ScillyPerranporth Hospital31September 1982

West Midlands

ShropshireLudlow and District Hospital21September 1982
Worcester and DistrictSouth Bank Nursing Home23April 1982

Mersey

MacclesfieldCollar House, Prestbury42December 1982

North Western

BoltonHavercroft Free Discharge Unit, Bolton14February 1982
StockportMarple Dale Hospital, Stockport94January 1982
Thameside and GlossopApsland Maternity Home, SalfordJune 1982

(v) Hospitals approved for complete closure 1983

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

Northern

South CumbriaKendal Green79August 1983
South CumbriaMeathop45August 1983
South CumbriaWestmoreland County101August 1983

Yorkshire

DewsburyBatley General80July 1983
DewsburyDewsbury General133July 1983
DewsburyMirfields Memorial22July 1983
HarrogateCarlton Lodge Maternity13December 1983
HarrogageThistle Hill43September 1983
Leeds WesternLeeds Maternity123February 1983
Leeds WesternLeeds Hospital for Women86February 1983

Trent

LeicesterZachary Merton Recovery Home92June 1983
North DerbyshireAshgate Maternity Home22January 1983
North DerbyshireAshgate Annex E43June 1983
North DerbyshireMorton42April 1983
South DerbyshireBlakeley30March 1983
South DerbyshireDraycott37March 1983
South LincolnshireBoston General58March 1983

East Anglian

CambridgeMill Road Maternity117February 1983
East SuffolkSt. Helens61September 1983
HuntingdonHuntingdon County57September 1983
NorwichHome Place Convalescent Home32December 1983
NorwichLongacre Maternity Home12December 1983
PeterboroughButterfield12March 1983

North West Thames

BrentLeamington Park95August 1983
BarnetWest Hendon134September 1983
North HertfordshireNorth Hertfordshire Maternity Hospital85November 1983
VictoriaAll Saints Hospital45December 1983
VictoriaVincent Square Day Hospital18December 1983

North East Thames

BloomsburyRoyal National Orthopaedic96October 1983
HaringeyPrince of Wales115November 1983
North East EssexClacton Maternity18February 1983
North East EssexEssex Hall154July 1983

South East Thames

BrightonNewhaven Valley24June 1983
CamberwellSt. Giles150August 1983
Lewisham and SouthwarkSt. John's36June 1983
Tunbridge WellsHawkenbury30July 1983

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

South West Thames

CroydonWaddon Hospital80October 1983
WandsworthSouth London Hospital for Women172November 1983

Wessex

Portsmouth and South East HampshireSandy Point57November 1983
SalisburyFordingbridge Cottage22September 1983

Oxford

East BerkshireFarnham Park Rehabilitation Centre55November 1983
OxfordshireNeithrop and Pines64December 1983
West BerkshireHenley War Memorial25December 1983

South Western

FrenchayLeigh Court133June 1983
FrenchayWendover Maternity16August 1983
PlymouthAlexander Maternity Home21March 1983
PlymouthGreenbank220March 1983

West Midlands

DudleyThe Limes30December 1983
DudleyPrestwood135December 1983

Mersey

WirralCleaver132June 1983

North Western

North ManchesterMemorial Jewish94December 1983

Board of Governors

(Queen Charlotte's)St. Leonard-on-Sea Convalescent Home42November 1983

(vi) Hospitals approved for complete closure January 1984 to December 1984

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

Northern

NorthumberlandStannington Children's Hospital40February 1984
South TeesBelmont24November 1984

Yorkshire

BradfordThornton View82April 1984
GrimsbySpringfield Hospital100March 1984
WakefieldSnapethorpe Hospital24March 1984
East YorkshireWoodgates Maternity Home30November 1984
HarrogateThistle Hill Hospital43October 1984

Trent

Central NottinghamshireDebdale Hall Recovery Home37February 1984
North LincolnshireLawn Hospital125February 1984
DoncasterSwallownest50July 1984
North DerbyshireDarley Hall Maternity13September 1984
Corbor Hall Maternity Home16October 1984
NottinghamCoppice Hospital100December 1984
RotherhamAughton Court Hospital62September 1984
SheffieldScott Road and Commonside Hostels36October 1984
Southern DerbyshireDerwent Hospital108October 1984

East Anglian

NorwichThe Vale99May 1984
Blofield Hall21September 1984

North West Thames

Paddington and North KensingtonChepstow Lodge47June 1984
Hereford Lodge43July 1984
Hounslow and SpelthorneSt. John's Hospital33October 1984
HillingdonSt. John's Hospital102October 1984

North East Thames

City and HackneyThe Mothers81June 1984
The German93June 1984
St. Matthews164June 1984
Tower HamletsMildmay Mission Hospital62March 1984
Waltham ForestHarts Hospital78May 1984
Lugano Nursing Home26May 1984

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

South West Thames

Merton and SuttonCheam Hospital68April 1984
North West SurreyMurray House, Ottershaw91April 1984
East SurreyBletchingley Hospital43July 1984
Mid-DownsRaffey Park35October 1984
WandsworthRoyal Dental HospitalSeptember 1984

Wessex

WinchesterTichbourne Down House Hospital40April 1984
BathWinsley Centre40November 1984

Oxford

Milton KeynesWestbury Maternity Home16January 1984
OxfordshireLongworth37March 1984
NorthamptonUpton Lawn Day Hospital30October 1984
East BerkshireCanadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital155November 1984

South Western

SomersetWellington Maternity Home10March 1984
GloucesterCotswold Hospital27November 1984

West Midlands

Bromsgrove and RedditchBlackwell Recovery Hospital46March 1984
HerefordshireTupsley Hospital31February 1984
Mid-StaffordshireYarnfield Hospital36April 1984
North-StaffordshireBiddulph Grange Orthopaedic Hospital84February 1984
Leek Memorial Hospital21February 1984
Lymewood Hospital36February 1984
Westcliff Hospital146February 1984
South BirminghamBirmingham Accident Hospital149May 1984
Worcester and DistrictSt. Wulstan's Hospital260June 1984
WolverhamptonParkfields Hospital47November 1984

Mersey

LiverpoolNewsham General Hospital480March 1984
Princes Park Hospital100March 1984
Heswall Hospital84November 1984
WirralPriory Day Hospital50October 1984

North Western

WiganAston Hospital32February 1984
South ManchesterDuchess of York Hospital104March 1984

(vii) Hospitals approved for complete closure January 1985-March 1985

Region and Area/District

Hospital

Number of beds

Date approved

Northern

GatesheadWhickham Cottage Hospital30February 1985

North West Thames

North BedfordshirePark Hospital38February 1985

North East Thames

BloomsburyRoyal Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital64January 1985

North Western

PrestonFullwood Continuation Hospital47March 1985

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the hospitals opened since May 1979, the number of beds brought into use in each, and give the national totals.

Thirty-eight major hospital schemes providing 12,035 beds have been completed since May 1979. They are:

No. of beds
Northern
North Tyneside Phase 1334
Furness (Barrow) DGH Phase 1382

No. of beds

Royal Victoria Infirmary
South Cleveland General Phase 1

Yorkshire

Grimsby DGH Phase 1472
Leeds General Infirmary291

Trent

Queens Medical Centre Phase 21,003
Chesterfield DGH Phase 1448
Glenfield DGH Phase 2200
Rotherham DGH Phase 2178
Lincoln County Phase 1112

No. of beds

E Anglian

Hichinbrooke Hospital Phase 3227
Ipswich Phase 1 (Heath Road) Nucleus308
Kings Lynn DGH Phase 2481
Great Yarmouth DGH Phase 1248

N W Thames

Watford Shrodells Wing Phase 3368

N E Thames

Broomfield Phase 5
Colchester DGH Phase 2286
London Hospital, Clinical Buildings
Newham Hospital Phase 1 Nucleus293

S E Thames

Maidstone DGH Phase 1 Nucleus262
Orpington DGH Phase 1308

S W Thames

Croydon (Mayday) DGH330
Redhill DGH (Nucleus)224

Wessex

Southampton General Phase 5 (Maternity)218
Southampton General Phase 5521

Oxford

Milton Keynes DGH Phase 1265

S Western

Derriford DGH Phase 1355

W Midlands

Stafford DGH Phase 4297
Dudley DGH (Russells Hall (Phase 3a))414

Mersey

Macclesfield (Nucleus) Development208
Halton DGH (Nucleus) Phase 2232
Arrowe Park New DGH1,007
West Cheshire (Nucleus) Phase 1160
Royal Liverpool Hospital Phase ⅔820

N Western

Preston New Hospital Phase 1
Preston New Hospital Phase 2700
Hope Hospital (Salford) Phase 183