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Bradford Health Authority

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports have been submitted to him about action being taken by Bradford health authority to meet the financial deficit for the current year; and if he will make a statement.

Measures to be taken by individual health authorities are for agreement between the region and the district concerned.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital beds there were within Bradford health authority area (a) in November 1989 and (b) to the latest available date in 1990; and if he will make a statement.

Information held centrally shows that there were on average 2,188 beds (all categories) available within Bradford district health authority in the quarter ending December 1989. For the quarter ending March 1990, the latest available centrally, the number is 2,167.In the year ending March 1990, 67,226 in-patient cases were treated by Bradford district health authority, an increase of 3 per cent. over the previous year. Between 1979 and 1989, the number of in-patients treated rose by 21 per cent.For further information the hon. Member may like to contact Mr. Nerurker, chairman of Bradford district health authority.