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Social Services

Volume 129: debated on Friday 18 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give figures for the last five years (a) by region, (b) by district and (c) nationally, and the

Average daily available beds, GP maternity specialty, 1979 and 1982 to 1986
Health Authority197919821983198419851986Percentage change 1979–86
Hartlepool1·44·04·04·02·50·5-64·3
North Tees13·013·115·014·414·814·310·0
South Tees58·637·037·037·037·036·5-37·7
East Cumbrian/a12·012·09·08·08·0n/a
South Cumbrian/a26·726·023·716·517·3n/a
West Cumbria13·510·09·99·210·010·0-25·9
Northumberland47·043·043·044·743·440·6-13·6
Gateshead6·06·06·06·06·06·00·0
Northern RHA190·5151·8152·9148·0138·2133·2-30·1
Hull17-41·00·92·84·03·8-78·2
East Yorkshire64·561·661·360·736·727·1-58·0
Grimsby24·424·521·020·620·019·6-19·7
Scunthorpe40·645·842·031·027·027·0-33·5
York14·014·014·114·58·56·8-51·4
Scarborough12·012·011·912·012·012·00·0
Harrogate19·023·023·021·521·915·2-20·0
Bradford9·18·69·28·17·16·3-30·8
Airedale19·619·720·017·914·212·6-35·7
Calderdale10·010·010·010·110·09·8-2·0
Leeds Westernn/a16·016·016·016·016·0n/a
Pontefract12·012·011·912·012·012·00·0
Yorkshire RHA258·6248·2241·3227·2189·4168·2-35·0
North Derbyshire51·051·037·741·841·942·6-16·5
South Derbyshire74·383·082·980·382·075·00-9
Leicestershire98·898·194·688·789·177·6-21·5
North Lincolnshire29·622·922·514·63·11·3-95·6
South Lincolnshire29·014·014·011·011·010·9-62·4
Central Nottinghamshire42·020·418·517·418·318·1-56·9
Barnsley17·914·214·915·614·110·2-43·0
Doncastern/a17·519·518·718·314·7n/a
Rotherhamn/a6·25·26·89·19·8n/a
Trent RHA382·3327·3309·8294·9286·9260·2-31·9
Peterborough12·012·012·012·012·012·00·0
West Suffolkn/a12·70·80·70·50·4n/a
East Suffolkn/a26·828·028·228·228·0n/a
Norwich34·033·434·019·317·016·8-50·6
Great Yarmouth13·914·013·913·711·710·0-28·1
Huntingdonn/a22·014·90·00·00·0n/a
East Anglian RHA140·3120·9103·673·969·467·2-52·1
North Bedfordshire6·06·06·06·06·00·0n/a
North Hertfordshire6·06·06·05·83·60·0n/a
North West Hertfordshire10·08·88·08·01·30·0n/a
South West Hertfordshire12·012·012·012·012·012·00·0
North West Thames RHA34·032·832·031·822·918·0-47·1
Basildon and Thurrock7·05·37·07·07·07·00·0
Mid Essex28·028·028·028·028·028·00·0
North East Essex63·049·247·045·236·435·1-44·3
West Essex21·612·50·011·911·88·6-60·2

percentage change since 1979 for (i) the number of general practitioner maternity beds, (ii) the number of maternity units in hospitals and (iii) the number of maternity hospitals.

The available information about general practitioner maternity beds is given in the table. Maternity beds is given in the table Consultant obstetric wards may also have beds available for use by general practitioners.Information about individual units and maternity hospitals could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Health Authority

1979

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Percentage change 1979–86

Barking, Havering and Brentwood1·72·02·53·33·32·017·6
Islingtonn/a5·51·50·00·00·0n/a
Enfield8·110·914·914·814·614·984·0

North East Thames RHA

136·1113·4100·9110·2101·195·6-29·8
Eastbourne7·88·07·67·57·63·9-50·0
Hastings10·06·05·45·95·46·0-40·0
Canterbury and Thanet10·00·90·30·40·20·2-98·0
Dartford and Gravesham12·00·81·21·00·80·3-97·5
Maidstone20·020·016·14·83·83·7-81·5
Tunbridge Wells37·033·724·723·619·017·6-52·4
Bexley9·08·08·08·08·08·0-11·1

South East Thames RHA

105·877·463·351·244·839·7-62·5
North West Surrey53·430·030·030·08·45·8-89·1
West Surrey and North East Hampshire5·83·83·53·93·22·0-65·5
South West Surrey10·09·99·85·70·00·0n/a
Mid Surrey5·05·05·05·05·05·00·0
East Surrey11·011·011·01·00·60·0n/a
Mid Downs26·321·021·021·011·67·5-71·5

South West Thames RHA

115·180·780·366·628·820·3-82·4
East Dorset20·06·06·06·06·06·0-70·0
West Dorset11·112·012·012·012·011·53·6
Portsmouth70·360·960·457·852·952·7-25·0
South West Hampshire and Southampton52·856·148·852·557·049·7-5·9
Winchester12·811·510·510·811·010·8-15·6
Basingstoke24·821·521·411·86·81·7-93·1
Salisbury8·08·08·06·00·00·0n/a
Swindon2·02·02·02·02·02·00·0
West Wiltshire and Bath122·0103·096·292·791·889·7-26·5

Wessex RHA

323·8281·0265·3251·6239·5224·1-30·8
West Berkshire64·553·543·149·048·948·5-24·8
Aylesburyn/a18·018·018·018·09·2n/a
Wycombe31·931·125·815·819·721·7-32·0
Milton Keynesn/a36·036·025·217·214·1n/a
Kettering20·020·015·014·010·50·0n/a
Northampton12·011·911·112·012·011·1-7·5
Oxfordshire57·745·945·445·645·738·9-32·6

Oxford RHA

240·1216·4194·4179·6172·0143·5-40·2
Bristol and Weston24·430·830·930·830·612·2-50·0
Frenchay10·310·410·29·810·510·2-1·0
Southmead16·016·010·70·00·00·0n/a
Cornwall and Isles of Stilly45·043·043·036·236·737·0-17·8
Exeter53·046·848·648·249·137·1-30·0
North Devonn/a19·019·019·019·016·4n/a
Plymouthn/a42·742·242·740·921·0n/a
Torbay32·133·331·931·91·90·2-99·4
Cheltenhamn/a8·08·08·08·08·0n/a
Gloucestern/a57·057·747·546·040·4n/a
Somerset56·852·151·153·040·741·5-26·9

South Western RHA

365·8359·1353·3327·1283·42240-38·8
Bromsgrove and Redditch17·012·08·21·60·10·0n/a
Herefordshire11·69·69·38·98·29·0-22·4
Kidderminster and District39·022·022·022·023·424·0-38·5
Worcester and District29·029·029·029·029·026·5-8·6
Shropshire85·170·171·372·277·872·5-14·8
Mid Staffordshire36·027·720·28·67·37·7-78·6
North Staffordshire30·030·029·524·423·322·6-24·7
South East Staffordshire11·814·014·014·09·315·833·9
North Warwickshiren/a10·010·010·09·28·3n/a
South Warwickshiren/a11·010·511·09·74·0n/a
Central Birminghamn/a20·020·018·420·020·0n/a
North Birmingham27·728·228·415·314·21·8-93·5
Coventry22·421·422·123·023·019·0-15·2
Dudley70·963·267·052·442·042·0-40·8

Health Authority

1979

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Percentage change 1979–86

Sandwell3·04·94·94·94·65·686·7
Solihulln/a3·11·91·51·91·7n/a
Walsall23·011·111·111·011·010·6-53·9
Wolverhampton23·023·021·021·021·021·0-8·7

West Midlands RHA

485·2410·3400·4349·2335·0312·1-35·7
Chester1·71·51·41·11·00·9-47·1
Crewen/a19·716·616·116·415·5n/a
Halton18·017·618·09·30·00·0n/a
Macclesfieldn/a11·07·30·00·00·0n/a
Wirral11·02·10·00·00·00·0n/a

Mersey RHA

97·851·943·326·517·416·4-83·2
Lancaster2·22·32·93·00·90·0n/a
Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde10·617·04·317·011·10·0n/a
Prestonn/a9·09·09·09·04·9n/a
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley53·155·354·054·053·853·60·9
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale19·713·811·17·15·86·1-69·0
Chorley and South Ribblen/a23·225·628·128·025·9n/a
Bolton2·81·10·00·00·00·0n/a
Bury8·15·05·05·05·05·0-38·3
North Manchester5·24·84·60·10·00·0n/a
Oldham5·83·34·25·85·95·91·7
Stockport15·814·615·516·814·714·7-7·0
Tameside and Glossop10·214·11·30·40·60·5-95·1
Trafford20·16·06·05·46·06·0-70·1
Wigan32·933·021·96·01·80·3-99·1

North Western RHA

223·5202·5165·4157·7142·6122·9-45·0
England3,098·92,673·72,506·22,295·52,071·41,845·4-40·4
n/a = Comparable data not available for 1979, due to NHS restructuring in 1982.