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Hospital Closures

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list, by health authority in Wales, the numbers of beds in each and the types of hospitals closed since 1978.

During this period, when 11 new hospitals and more than 2,000 beds have been opened, the following beds have been closed.

Health authority/hospital

Number of beds


Type of hospital

Date of closure

West Glamorgan

Llwynderw21Pre-convalescent20 May 1979
Drymma Hall68Mental handcap10 May 1986
Cwmdonkin24Pre-convalescent21 August 1987

1 This figure is based on the hospitals' complement at approximately one year before closure as hospitals are usually closed gradually over a period.

2 Temporary closure for building work.