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Hospitals (In-Patients)

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the average length of in-patient stay in hospital;(2) how many patient beds were available on an average day in each year in National Health Service hospitals from 1979 until 1986.

For the latest information available I refer the hon. Member to statistical bulletin 2/86 "NHS Hospital Activity Statistics for England 1974–1985", a copy of which has been placed in the Library.