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Hospital Beds (London)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current bed availability, by district health authority, for London as at the latest date and the comparative figures for each year since 1979.

The information requested is given in the table. The number of in-patient cases treated in London rose 5ยท7 per cent. between 1979 and 1986 from 1,045,877 to 1,105,481.

Health authorities

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte's

1

1

1

891900917868845
London364,37662,20561,35660,69759,59157,38155,14452,708

1 Comparable figures not readily available due to National Health Service restructuring in 1982.

2 Hammersmith and Fulham district health authority and Victoria district health authority prior to 1985.

3 Figures for 1979 to 1981 include data for districts which were split up in the 1982 National Health Service restructuring.