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Gloucester Health Authority

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many in-patient cases and out-patient cases have been treated by Gloucester health authority in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

The available information is given in the table.

Number of patients treated in NHS hospitals and clinics in Gloucester District Health Authority in the years 1982 to 1986
Year1Deaths and dischargesDay casesOut-patient attendances2
198233,6243,169186,154
198334,0093,292186,204
198434,3413,178189,039
198536,5622,809193,264
198638,1753,194186,836
1 Due to NHS re-structuring in April 1982 comparable data for earlier years is not available.
2 The reduction on out-patient attendances between 1986 and 1985 was due to the transfer of mental illness services from Gloucester to Cheltenham District Health Authority.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of patients waiting for operations with the Gloucester health authority, for the most recent month for which figures are available, for the same month for each of the last 10 years and May 1979.

The available information is given in the table.

Number of cases on in-patient wailing list in Gloucester District Health Authority—NHS hospitals
Month/Year1Surgical specialtiesAll specialties
September 19824,8864,959
March 19834,9325,018
March 19844,4164,482
March 19854,2724,339
March 19864,3244,346
March 19874,1384,214
1 Due to NHS re-structuring in April 1982 comparable data for earlier years is not available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how much capital spending the Gloucester health authority has undertaken in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will express the figures in actual and in constant 1987 prices;(2) how much the Gloucester health authority has spent on revenue services for each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and if he will express the figures in actual and in constant 1987 prices.

Following is the information requested derived from the annual accounts of the Gloucester health authority:

Revenue expenditureCapital expenditure
Per annual accounts £ millionAt 1986–87 prices £ millionPer annual accounts £ millionAt 1986–87 prices £ million
1982–8344·753·33·03·6
1983–8447·654·22·22·5

Revenue expenditure

Capital expenditure

Per annual account £ million

At 1986–87 prices £ million

Per annual account £ million

At 1986–87 prices £ million

1984–8550·855·53·13·4
1985–8653·054·62·82·9
1986–8759·859·84·44·4

Notes:

1. The figures for the earlier years have been expressed at 1986–87 prices by the use of the Gross Domestic Product deflator.

2. The figures for capital expenditure include sums in respect of capital schemes within the district recorded in the accounts of the South Western Regional health authority. Revenue and capital expenditure incurred by the latter authority for the region as a whole is excluded.

3. Prior to 1 April 1985 the health district had an associated family practitioner committee and the relevant expenditure figures recorded in the table include small, not separately identifiable elements relating to family practitioner committees' administrative expenses.

4. Prior to I April 1982 the health district formed part of the Gloucestershire area health authority and district based figures were not collected centrally.