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Acute Psychiatric Beds

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of acute psychiatric beds, by region and in London.

The information is shown in the table. Psychiatric beds are classified as short or long stay rather than acute or non-acute.

Average daily number of available short stay beds, psychiatric wards 1991–92
Northern RHA1,610
Yorkshire RHA1,750
Trent RHA1,964
East Anglian RHA790
North West Thames RHA1,350
North East Thames RHA1,786
South East Thames RHA1,366
South West Thames RHA1,509
Wessex RHA1,186
Oxford RHA906
South Western RHA1,735
West Midlands RHA2,263
Mersey RHA1,323
North Western RHA2,156
Special health authorities466
1 Figure also included in Thames RHAs.
Regional totals may not add up to the England total due to rounding.