To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) acute and (b) long-stay hospital beds York health authority had open in each year since 1979.
[holding answer 27 February 1992]: Figures relating to acute beds are given in the table. Information relating to long-stay beds is not collected centrally. The hon. Member may wish to contact Mr. Pratt, the chairman of York district health authority, for details.
|National health service hospitals, York health authority|
|Total number of|
|Year||Average daily number of acute available beds||In-patients||Day cases|
|1 Discharges and deaths.|
|2 Finished consultant episodes.|
In-patients 1979 to 1988–89 discharges and deaths.
In-patients 1988–89 to 1990–91 finished consultant episodes. 1990–91 figures provisional.
Between 1979 and 1990–91 in York health authority the numbers of in-patient cases treated in the acute sector increased from 19,460 hospital discharges to 26,726 finished consultant episodes, an increase of 31 per cent. on a comparable basis, and for all sectors increased by 30 per cent. from 27,296 hospital discharges to 39,530 finished consultant episodes.