HC Deb 12 March 1956 vol 550 c3W
Dr. Broughton

asked the Minister of Health how many beds were closed in hospitals under the control of each of the regional hospital boards, separately, by reason of a shortage of nursing staff at the latest convenient date.

Mr. Turton

The position at 30th September, 1955, was as follows:

Regional Hospital Board. Beds closed through lack of staff.
Newcastle 142
Leeds 687
Sheffield 990
East Anglian 360
North West Metropolitan 1,293
North East Metropolitan 1,592
South East Metropolitan 4,529
South West Metropolitan 1,693
Oxford 403
South Western 696
Welsh 470
Birmingham 2,025
Manchester 1,576
Liverpool 209