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Hospital Beds

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the numbers of available beds in National Health Service hospitals in Wales for each year since 1979 expressed as totals and by specialties.

Information on numbers of available beds is given in the regular publication "Bed Use Statistics", copies of which are available in the Library of the House.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many National Health Service hospitals have been opened in Wales; and what is the bed gain as a result of these openings for each year since 1979.

The information is given in the following table:

HospitalOpening DateBed Gains
Ysbyty Glan ClwydMay 1980Reduction of 67
Mold Community HospitalApril 198419
Ysbyty GwyneddJuly 198471
Princess of Wales District General HospitalOctober 198513
Morriston District General HospitalOctober 198566
Ystradgynlais Community HospitalMarch 1986Reduction of 19
Wrexham Maelor District General HospitalJune 198629