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Private Patients

Volume 106: debated on Monday 24 November 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give for 1985 for each health authority and for Wales as a whole (a) the number of pay beds, (b) the number of discharges and deaths of private patients, (c) the average number of pay beds occupied by private patients, (d) the percentage occupancy and (e) the number of private out-patient attendances.

The required information is given in the following table:number occupied by private patients,

(c) the occupancy rate as a percentage, (d) the number of private in-patients and (e) the number of private out-patients.

The required information for Wales is given in the following table:

The statutory auditor has recently re-reported on some of the control weaknesses identified in the 1984 audit review of the management of private practice in respect of the following authorities: Clwyd, East Dyfed, Gwent, Gwynedd, Mid Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire.

The Department is continuing its follow-up action on the original reports but clearance will not be considered until all outstanding points have been resolved. In re-reporting on these outstanding matters, the statutory auditor has acknowledged the progress made in remedying many of the points made in his original reports.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give for 1985 for each health authority and for Wales

Income from private patients 1985–86
Private resident patients (section 65 of the NHS Act 1977)£Private non-resident patients (section 66 of the NHS Act 1977)£Accommodation and services Provided Under Section 58 of the NHS Act 1977 £
Clwyd284,30179,143
East Dyfed119,51533,82417
Gwent16,063
Gwynedd189,1768,3023,642
Mid Glamorgan18,1868,972
Pembrokeshire49,75212,498
Powys342
South Glamorgan66,61824,557
West Glamorgan43,08743,252
Wales770,635210,54820,064
Bad debts written off 1985–86
Private resident patients £Private non-resident patients £
Clwyd2,379557
East Dyfed304196
Gwent
Gwynedd47
Mid Glamorgan466158
Pembrokeshire4781,715
Powys
South Glamorgan8
West Glamorgan
Wales3,6272,681

Source: The Annual Accounts of Health Authorities.

Notes:

(1) Figures for 1985–86 are, at this stage, provisional.

(2) Income collected under section 58 of the NHS Act 1977 covers income for services provided to private medical institutions. No information is held centrally about bad debts written off in respect of section 58 income.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals for private hospital development have been

Date of notificationNotified byNumber of bedsHealth district
16 September 1980BUPA Hospitals Ltd.60 (48 in first phase)South Glamorgan
14 October 1980HAI (UK) Ltd.56/70South Glamorgan
30 August 1984Land Authority for Wales30Clwyd
October 1985Clwyd County Council30Clwyd
23 December 1985W. Griffiths, Son & Lewis17East Dyfed
There have been no requests for authorisation of controlled private hospital works.