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Hospital Closures

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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72.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals have been closed within the Trent region during the last five years.

The following table gives the numbers of hospitals/facilities which we are aware were approved for total closure in the last five years in the Trent region.

Hospital/facilities closedHospital/facilities openedIn-patients treatedOut-patients treated
Calendar yearFinancial year
198913
198891988–899626,1013,335,852
198741987–888612,8903,343,899
1986719867592,3983,400,645
1985119858578,3703,300,193
It is important to bear it in mind that closures are often balanced by new facilities or other reprovision and that the closure figures in themselves do not necessarily reflect any reduction in overall service provision.