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Geriatric Beds

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a table showing for each National Health Service region for 1980 through to 1989 (a) the number of geriatric beds, (b) the number of patients per geriatric bed and (c) the population over 65 years of age, in each case as an index taking 1980 as the base.

Mid year population estimates, by Regional Health Authority, aged 65 and over, thousands.
198019811982198319841985198619871988
England7,0677,1087,1087,0617,0347,1847,2957,4077,465
Northern448451451447445456464472476
Yorkshire549550548543539549556563567
Trent665670672669669684697710718
East Anglia301305307307308314323331337
North West Thames476479478476474483490496497
North East Thames565563561558553565571576577
South East Thames617617617615609615622628629
South West Thames491492491486484491495500501
Wessex456462464465465478486495502:
Oxford288293296293295306314323329
South Western539543543543542556565576582
West Midlands699704707702704724740756766