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Patients: Telephones

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bedside patient telephone units are provided by hospitals in each primary care trust in England. (123428)

This information is not collected on a primary care trust basis. However, information is available for strategic health authorities (SHAs).

The number of operational bedside television and telephone units, per SHA is shown in the table.

SHA

Number of operational bedside television and telephone units1

East Midlands

1,489

East of England

7,516

London

11,647

North East

6,686

North West

16,152

South Central

5,730

South East Coast

5,826

South West

8,671

West Midlands

7,195

Yorkshire and the Humber

9,246

Total

80,158

1 Data as at June 2006 note: this information is no longer collected centrally.