HC Deb 06 July 1956 vol 555 c143W
Mr. de Freitas

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in Lincoln hospitals there are only 40 maternity beds, of which 14 are private; and what is being done to increase the number of non-private maternity beds to bring the figure up to at least the average per head of the population for the country as a whole.

Mr. Turton

Yes. The private beds are, however, used for non-paying patients whenever necessary. The development of St. Georges Hospital, Lincoln, which is already in progress, will bring the number of non-private maternity beds in the area well up to the national average.

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