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Patient Care

Volume 114: debated on Thursday 23 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for 1985 for each region and for England as a whole the number of deaths and discharges among, and the number of beds occupied on 31 December by, patients receiving treatment under contractual arrangements with institutions outside the National Health Service; and if he will break down these figures into the categories of (a) medical (b) surgical, (c) pre-convalescent and post-operative, (d) convalescent, (e) geriatric, (f) diseases of the chest, (g) maternity, (h) mental illness, (i)mental handicap, (j) rehabilitation, (k) terminal care and (l) others.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many National Health Service in-patients received treatment in private hospitals in the last year for which figures are available.

[pursuant to her reply, 14 January 1987 c. 207–210]: I regret that the average daily bed occupation figures given for specialties in South-West Thames and Oxford regional health authorities were incorrect. Amended figures are as follows together with revised totals for England.

Patients receiving treatment under contractual arrangements with institutions outside the National Health Service in 1985
SpecialtyAverage daily bed occupation
England
Medical55·5
Surgical180·7
Pre-convalescent and post-operative5·3
Convalescent235·0
Geriatric736·0
Diseases of the chest47·7
Maternity9·6
Mental Illness173·5
Mental handicap626·3
Rehabilitation71·3
Terminal care333·5

Specialty

Average daily bed occupation

Others466·7
Totals2,941·1

South West Thames Regional Health Authority

Medical11·9
Surgical9·7
Pre-convalescent and post-operative5·3
Convalescent1·4
Geriatric104·6
Diseases of the chest42·6
Maternity
Mental Illness2·3
Mental handicap41·0
Rehabilitation0·5
Terminal care40·6
Others146·5
Totals406·4

Oxford Regional Health Authority

Medical
Surgical
Pre-convalescent and post-operative
Convalescent
Geriatric
Diseases of the chest
Maternity
Mental Illness26·9
Mental handicap1·0
Rehabilitation
Terminal care
Others9·8
Totals37·7