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West Midlands Regional Health Authority

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 5 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will give by health authority district within the West Midlands regional health authority the number of beds in 1978 and 1987;(2) if he will list the number of patients given treatment, annually since 1978 in each health authority district within the West Midlands regional health authority.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 April 1987, c. 102]: I am sorry that I cannot give my hon. Friend all the

for the years 1979 to 1985 inclusive. (The September 1985 manpower figures are the latest available to this level of detail). To obtain this information for each district health authority would be disproportionately expensive, and even then, the figures for 1979–81 would not be directly comparable with those for 1982 and later years, due to boundary changes occurring as a result of the 1982 NHS reorganisation.

information he seeks in precisely the form requested. The latest information centrally available is given in the tables. For more recent information my hon. Friend may wish to write to the chairman of the West Midlands regional health authority.

Average daily available beds in national health service hospitals in West Midlands regional health authority

District health authorities

1978

1985

Bromsgrove and Redditch1,222·3916·5
Herefordshire1,198·3976·0

District health authorities

1978

1985

Kidderminster and District1,373·71,077·9
Worcester and District1,682·71,460·7
Shropshire26,32·02,448·4
Mid Staffordshire1,399·41,301·0
North Staffordshire3,622·23,335·8
South East Staffordshire1,527·31,451·1
Rugby320·5326·2
North Warwickshire11,136·1
South Warwickshire117,55·1
Central Birmingham11,776·4
East Birmingham998·1960·5

Discharges from and deaths in NHS hospitals during the year in West Midlands RHA

District Health Authority

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

Bromsgrove and Redditch13,72714,16815,06414,63314,99814,88814,77715,329
Herefordshire16,14916,77917,28917,33217,17518,37818,89319,454
Kidderminster and District10,02710,96511,46011,63110,61910,98011,89312,788
Worcester and District22,28924,30424,96724,58624,82625,72926,85427,950
Shropshire39,92940,67942,35743,64944,37647,18849,54451,690
Mid Staffordshire17,02916,78417,69118,40419,39821,52124,19726,141
North Staffordshire49,86348,19553,21052,16451,91155,69958,67359,280
South East Staffordshire15,46916,39517,42017,65418,21718,00018,80520,656
Rugby7,6587,8127,9558,1368,4408,9829,2449,571
North Warwickshire116,38216,78517,75817,982
South Warwickshire120,98921,64822,48422,693
Central Birmingham148,89355,43055,13953,828
East Birmingham21,84622,11022,89723,03523,77025,38726,41727,908
North Birmingham24,29423,39522,65724,28324,59724,51725,23626,711
South Birmingham135,40636,47138,21038,845
West Birmingham135,04034,97336,41936,818
Coventry42,92841,72645,36546,06244,89846,96648,46149,405
Dudley26,12026,36228,18029,69731,89132,45333,05437,144
Sandwell13,25613,81215,95517,23419,54521,20021,87223,310
Solihull116,89918,32419,29320,699
Walsall18,45519,00819,72620,99622,27823,38625,43425,678
Wolverhampton36,67037,73637,88639,03040,51340,83841,54542,337

Day case attendances in NHS hospitals in West Midlands RHA

District Health Authority

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

Bromsgrove and Redditch9861,2081,3861,5251,5921,6011,6681,537
Herefordshire2,1482,2092,3362,1902,0042,9943,2963,571
Kidderminster and District2,4342,2542,4922,1973,1683,2143,7903,901
Worcester and District1,4382,2562,6212,8012,7162,9552,5832,403
Shropshire1,3291,3151,4321,5651,4101,6701,8322,184
Mid Staffordshire1,4551,3751,9571,9511,9882,1732,1482,027
North Staffordshire6,0685,2526,2006,2105,5785,9105,5565,938
South East Staffordshire2,5422,9163,0623,2303,3763,4813,9144,243
Rugby407426477581635749827964
North Warwickshire11,4481,7131,9461,960
South Warwickshire13,3254,0794,9094,450
Central Birmingham14,4535,3415,2663,925
East Birmingham1,8491,7032,1392,3062,0682,0582,4892,670
North Birmingham1,7031,6751,8622,2582,4992,6803,7012,947
South Birmingham14,3364,7515,2045,575
West Birmingham14,1234,3334,4985,208
Coventry3,7984,0104,7104,9414,0575,3316,1916,664
Dudley6,5555,9697,1847,3687,8928,7698,75310,399
Sandwell1,0879821,1812,0172,9953,7994,2014,731
Solihull15688461,017698
Walsall1,1331,4331,9182,1721,9122,4912,5542,981
Wolverhampton2,2052,2672,8482,9192,8303,2773,7544,275

New out-patients during the year in NHS hospitals in West Midlands RHA

District Health Authority

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

Bromsgrove and Redditch13,18313,43414,72414,90215,67315,96516,55518,304
Herefordshire17,62017,56618,33017,64517,48218,65819,75920,461
Kidderminster and District13,38213,57113,55413,82314,35314,88314,93115,741
Worcester and District28,42129,26329,69230,72630,70032,42133,92432,623
Shropshire49,39349,64853,68357,07058,10257,94862,24561,056
Mid Staffordshire22,67623,68924,49424,40724,00922,16322,57224,461

District health authorities

1978

1985

North Birmingham1,877·11,493·2
South Birmingham12,262·1
West Birmingham12,037·6
Coventry1,935·91,885·9
Dudley1,446·81,524·7
Sandwell725·6882·1
Solihull11,048·2
Walsall1,864·31,567·5
Wolverhampton1,543·41,485·0

1 Comparable figures for 1978 not readily available because of national health service restructuring on 1 April 1982.

District Health Authority

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

North Staffordshire68,06172,72874,95876,44075,63686,36989,20088,262
South East Staffordshire23,41225,23023,26624,98025,10227,33026,65726,903
Rugby11,50111,92211,90411,62912,13612,77412,73213,172
North Warwickshire119,61519,81320,10920,497
South Warwickshire127,98228,60329,74630,907
Central Birmingham197,76796,93098,54295,535
East Birmingham19,93520,95221,10221,01721,51321,19021,97523,024
North Birmingham34,21134,45632,66831,91133,10134,17634,22837,859
South Birmingham142,49943,19642,64143,817
West Birmingham148,65749,55948,84948,465
Coventry51,31452,83854,57654,36951,68852,45454,44557,643
Dudley33,06632,75634,17135,06535,90938,79540,77242,287
Sandwell20,60621,06521,59922,02324,13827,10528,88229,054
Solihull117,69018,27618,98520,785
Walsall23,30125,62025,61027,46126,25427,96031,89332,597
Wolverhampton35,67440,83840,99641,23643,42344,47247,47348,060

Total out-patient attendances during the year in NHS hospitals in West Midlands RHA

District Health Authority

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

Bromsgrove and Redditch57,12558,43161,96763,47569,42472,51578,24084,740
Herefordshire74,78275,86580,65479,39577,56282,80486,44185,748
Kidderminster and District54,20152,56555,07555,25756,55359,75361,67063,640
Worcester and District103,073106,542107,661109,925111,526114,062118,426121,917
Shropshire207,991201,342213,912214,164220,421215,280217,023221,987
Mid Staffordshire93,28997,550105,100107,952110,308104,076101,171106,809
North Staffordshire304,688306,557322,595328,251323,417349,595350,665348,754
South East Staffordshire86,16192,99993,287101,920105,911110,314110,211112,325
Rugby47,89249,74550,27148,43849,72252,84254,08756,743
North Warwickshire183,29487,85289,49992,569
South Warwickshire1104,188107,304112,219114,273
Central Birmingham1518,022518,913528,011516,209
East Birmingham110,571112,187116,807120,359120,204121,536127,238134,335
North Birmingham159,390161,679165,711161,571160,484157,872156,757158,756
South Birmingham1196,847198,884200,844204,415
West Birmingham1252,301255,123258,910250,769
Coventry239,975241,076250,597244,199234,540242,457246,181250,532
Dudley162,274162,850176,907182,907184,062197,329194,202203,439
Sandwell81,75582,56085,40392,140106,397120,998128,601134,415
Solihull183,63086,26086,64588,235
Walsall97,62596,744102,608108,770110,932116,946124,601133,054
Wolverhampton231,552232,096242,295240,103242,789244,348240,687239,152

1 Comparable figures for 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 not readily available because of NHS restructuring on 1 April 1982.