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Hospital Beds

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give, region by region, the percentage change in average available daily beds for each district health authority for the years 1979–80 and 1986–87.

The available information for the years 1979 and 1986 is given in the table. Over the same period the number of in-patient and day cases treated rose from nearly 6 million to nearly 74½. million, an increase of about 25 per cent.

Average available beds for the year 1979 and 1986 showing percentage change
District Health Authority19791986Percentage change
Northern Regional Health Authority23,305·323,239·6-8·2
Hartlepool592·3638·77·8
North Tees956·1937·3-20
South Tees2,282·31,877·3-17·7
East Cumbria11,501·4
South Cumbria1841·2
West Cumbria1,113·1964·9-13·3
Darlington1,309·91,155·7-11·8
Durham1,191·71,107·0-7·1
North West Durham717·0603·6-15·8
South West Durham1,921·21,640·2-14·6
Northumberland3,995·83,481·7-12 9
Gateshead1,368·21,353·1-1·1
Newcastle3,479·23,363·2-3·3
North Tyneside719·0694·3-3·4
South Tyneside770·7806·94·7
Sunderland2,426·32,273·1-6·3
Yorkshire Regional Health Authority29,945·625,676·2-14·3
Hull2,145·41,861·8-13·2
East Yorkshire2,184·01,676·0-23·3
Grimsby797·1970·021·7
Scunthorpe992·5920·7-7·2
Northallerton437·1404·7-7·4
York12,277·8
Scarborough688·8650·0-5·6
Harrogate1955·0
Bradford2,721·42,480·0-8·9
Airedale1,528·21,311·5-14·2
Calderdale1,370·21,214·2-11·4
Huddersfield2,625·01,903·1-27·5
Dewsbury776·8732·8-5·7
Leeds Western12,969·1
Leeds Eastern12,494·8
Wakefield2,606·91,974·1-24·3
Pontefract853·5880·63·2
Trent Regional Health Authority31,711·728,902·1-8·9
North Derbyshire1,721·81,746·71·4
Southern Derbyshire4,208·43,438·0-18·3
Leicestershire5,140·25,000·8-2·7
North Lincolnshire2,814·62,001·5-28·9
South Lincolnshire1,893·91,803·0-4·8
Bassetlaw403·0478·018·6
Central Nottinghamshire1,997·21,718·4-14·0
Nottingham4,197·73,794·2-9·6
Barnsley962·11,126·617·1
Doncaster11,847·3

District Health Authority

1979

1986

Percentage change

Rotherham11,270·6
Sheffield5,233·34,677·0-10·6
East Anglian Regional Health Authority13,093·612,451·9-4·9
Cambridge11,827·7
Peterborough1,121·71,144·72·1
West Suffolk11,255·8
East Suffolk12,429·0
Norwich3,927·53,452·5-12·1
Great Yarmouth and Waveney852·21,054·123·7
West Norfolk and Wisbech830·2837·50·9
Huntington1450·6
North West Thames Regional Health Authority227,904·522,904·7-17·9
North Bedfordshire1,232·61,183·3-4·0
South Bedfordshire1,653·21,524·1-7·8
North Hertfordshire848·6803·7-5·3
East Hertfordshire828·5734·8-11·3
North West Hertfordshire3,288·24,283·730·3
South West Hertfordshire2,384·9788·3-66·9
Barnet2,840·72,324·0-18·2
Harrow908·1886·3-2·4
Hillingdon1,627·51,329·1-18·3
Hounslow and Spelthorne11,356·3
Ealing1,708·91,509·2-11·7
Brent2,315·91,882·9-18·7
Paddington and North Kensington1,364·71,208·4-11·5
Riverside5,255·63,090·6-41·2
North East Thames Regional Health Authority229,442·825,982·0-11·8
Basildon and Thurrock1,892·71,911·21·0
Mid Essex1,281·81,352·05·5
North East Essex3,381·32,469·3-27·0
West Essex1,256·21,201·3-4·4
Southend1,937·01,690·3-12·7
Barking, Havering and Brentwood3,283·22,764·8-15·8
Hampstead11,818·3
Bloomsbury11,971 0
Islington1865·8
City & Hackney11,685·8
Newham940·6876·1-6·9
Tower Hamlets11,289·6
Enfield1,223·81,055·2-14·5
Haringey1,235·81,071·9-13·3
Redbridge1,654·81,552·8-6·2
Waltham Forest3,310·72,406·6-27·3
South East Thames Regional Authority228,407·923,095·6-18·7
Brighton1,896·21,653·8-12 8
Eastbourne1,714·41,326·5-22·6
Hastings1,064·3895·4-15·9
South East Kent1,003·51,076·87·3
Canterbury and Thanet2,925·62,202·4-24·7
Dartford and Gravesham2,645·81,855·5-29·9
Maidstone1,740·51,489·4-14·4
Medway991·21,058·26·8
Tunbridge Wells2,418·61,902·4-21·3
Bexley1,653·21,386·3-16·1
Greenwich1,776·91,333·6-24·9
Bromley2,590·81,887·0-27·2
West Lambeth11,887·1
Camberwell1,432·31,231·7-14·0
Lewisham and North Southwark2,335·51,909·5-18·2

District Health Authority

1979

1986

Percentage change

South West Thames Regional Health Authority226,242·021,141·4-19·4
North West Surrey2,138·41,620·9-24·2
West Surrey and North East Hants1,742·81,627·4-6·6
South West Surrey857·3922·07·5
Mid Surrey2,900·62,150·6-25·9
East Surrey2,775·71,957·4-29·5
Chichestcr1,254·81,134·7-9·6
Mid Downs1,575·91,623·43·0
Worthing93301,002·17·4
Croydon3,191·82,396·5-24·9
Kingston and Esher11,377·6
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton1859·5
Wandsworth2,870·92,234·3-22·2
Merton and Sutton2,687·12,235·0-16 8
Wessex Regional Health Authority19,021·217,169·5-9·7
East Dorset2,126·22,274·27·0
West Dorset1,704·01,499·9-12·0
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire3,057·52,656·6-13·1
Southampton and South West Hampshire3,112·42,859·6-8·1
Winchester920·9842·8-8·5
Basingstoke and North Hampshire1,633·71,414·9-13·4
Salisbury999·41,012·71·3
Swindon1,477·61,280·0-3·4
West Wiltshire and Bath3,043·52,645·0-13·1
Isle of Wight9460683·8-27·7
Oxford Regional Health Authority13,664·412,216·3-10·6
East Berkshire1,773·31,537·1-13·3
West Berkshire2,987·42,335·6-21·8
Aylesbury Vale11,421·6
Wycombe777·7739·9-4·9
Milton Keynes1470·3
Kettering849·3919·48·3
Northampton2,116·21,841·4-13·0
Oxfordshire3,288·42,951·0-10·3
South Western Regional Health Authority24,456·321,258·6-13·1
Bristol and Weston2,275·91,989·0-12·6
Frenchay2,968·42,430·6-18·1
Southmead2,175·31,602·2-26·3
Cornwall and Isles of Stilly2,670·22,410·3-9·7
Exeter12,740·9
North Devon604·6673·611·4
Plymouth2,241·32,163·3-3·5
Torbay11,177·5
Cheltenham1968·4
Gloucester11,981·8
Somerset3,477·73,121·0-10·3
West Midlands Regional Health Authority36,263·332,286·1-11·0
Bromsgrove and Redditch1,226·8916·7-25·3
Herefordshire1,174·2924·7-21·2
Kidderminister and District1,313·01,025·4-21·9
Worcester and District1,683·61,294·7-23·1
Shropshire2,602·52,381·9-8·5
Mid Staffordshire1,371·91,297·6-5·4
North Staffordshire3,491·63,296·1-5·6
South East Staffordshire1,513·81,785·818·0
Rugby327·1332·71·7
North Warwickshire11,109·3

District Health Authority

1979

1986

Percentage change

South Warwickshire11,706·7
Central Birmingham11,738·9
East Birmingham966·29141-5·4
North Birmingham1,879·41,130·1-39·9
South Birmingham12,165·8
West Birmingham11,982·1
Coventry1,871·31,809·5-3·3
Dudley1,491·81,570·85·3
Sandwell747·2860·415·1
Solihull11,040·0
Walsall1,761·91,514·4-14·0
Wolverhampton1,542·61,488·4-3·5
Mersey Regional Health Authority21,981·517,959·0-18·3
Chester2,030·51,672·3-17·6
Crewe11,620·6
Halton4520430·4-4·8
Macclesfield11,527·1
Warrington2,991·02,433·7-18·6
Liverpool4,023·73,238·9-19·5
St. Helens and Knowsley12,305·0
Southport and Formby1,323·71,123·7-15·1
South Sefton1,755·11,650·8-5·9
Wirral2,789·41,956·5-29·9
North Western Regional Health Authority30,811·528,405·7-7·8
Lancaster2,644·82,105·6-20·4
Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde1,563·51,730·310·7
Preston12,059·7
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley2,824·62,508·9-11 2
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale2,591·12,302·5-11·1
West Lancashire885·5790·2—10·8
Chorley and South Ribble1345·3
Bolton1,360·81,250·7-8·1
Bury716·2816·214·0
North Manchester2,040·81,691·9-17·1
Central Manchester1,13661,246·29·6
South Manchester2,407·62,186·7-9·2
Oldham1,044·91,004·4-3·9
Rochdale9531843·2-11·5
Salford3,097·62,665·5-13·9
Stockport1,677·11,741·33·8
Tameside and Glossop868·9956·810·1
Trafford835·9747·4-10·6
Wigan1,478·51,412·9-4·4
Directly Administered Hospitals23,418·63,025·1-11·5
The Hospitals for Sick Children517·4402·2-22·3
National Hospitals for Nervous Diseases356·5337·9-5·2
Moorfields Eye Hospital207·7151·7-27·0
Bethlem and Royal Maudsley Hospitals471·9511·38·3
National Heart and Chest Hospitals602·9423·2-29·8
Royal Marsden Hospital360·7354·2-1·8
Hammersmith and Queen Charlottes277·5844·6204·4
Eastman Dental Hospital0·00·0
England361,670·2315,713·8-12·7

1 Comparable figures for 1979 not readily available because of NHS restructuring on 1 April 1982 or because of subsequent inter DHA movement of hospitals.

2 Figures for 1979 not comparable with those given for 1986 because of NHS restructuring on 1 April 1982.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice he has given to health authorities about closing any more beds in the current financial year; and if he will make a statement.