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Hospital Beds

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many acute beds have been lost in Wales since 1979, expressed by number and as a percentage;(2) how many

(a) hospital beds and (b) acute hospital beds there were in Wales in (i) 1979 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available; and what is (ii) as a percentage of (i);

(3) how many hospital beds have been closed since 1979.

The information is as follows:

Average daily beds in NHS hospitals
19791991–92NumberPer cent.
Acute beds110,133·38,834·7-1,298·6-12·8
All hospital beds23,456·118,640·3-4,815·8-20·5
Acute beds as a percentage of all beds43·247·4
Inpatient cases treated349,695500,336150,64143·1
1 Excludes geriatric, maternity, mental handicap and mental illness beds.