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Mod Hospitals

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list by country and region the Ministry of Defence hospitals in the United Kingdom which had consultant obstetric and/or general practitioner maternity beds in 1980, 1985 or the most recent year for which figures are available and give the numbers of beds of each type in each hospital and in each year.

Of the eight service hospitals in the United Kingdom, four have consultant-led obstetric units. There are no general practitioner maternity beds in United Kingdom service hospitals.The statistical historical information on available bed numbers for 1980 and 1985 relates only to the overall number of beds for each hospital and is not broken into specialties. The details of the current allocation of service hospital beds to obstetrics, based on 1989 figures, are shown in brackets:

NHS region and hospitalNumber of bedsObstetric beds
South West Thames
Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot (Army)1220+65256265(66)
East Anglia
The Princess of Wales Royal Air Force Hospital Ely142174176(22)
Princess Alexandra Royal Air Force Hospital Wroughton170154182(16)
Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Hospital Halton280271231(10)
1 The 65 bed Louise Margaret Maternity Hospital Aldershot was amalgamated into the CMH Aldershot in 1984.