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Nhs Hospitals

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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

Details of all hospital developments are not held centrally as minor capital projects are delegated to health boards. The information for major capital projects is as follows. The total planned bed complement is shown for each year, but it should be noted that many of the beds provided are replacements for outdated facilities elsewhere and are not additions to overall complement:

YearNumber of hospitalsNumber of beds
1979290
198010372
198161,022 (+95 day places)
19825210 (+46 day places)
YearNumber of hospitalsNumber of beds
198310912 (+95 day places)
19846510 (+30 day places)
198541,220 (+180 day places)
198641,115 (+10 day places)