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Mental Hospitals

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many mental hospital beds have been opened in Northern Ireland in each of last 10 years;(2) how many mental hospital beds have been closed in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

This information is not available in the form requested.The net figures for beds available in mental illness hospitals (that is adjusted to take account of beds opened and closed) for the period from 1977 to 1986 are :

YearBeds
19864,330
19854,478
19844,599
19834,732
19821
19814,760
19804,777
19794,889
19784,903
19774,999
1 Not available due to industrial action.