HC Deb 29 October 1957 vol 575 c36W
Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Health how many beds are allotted to paying patients (Section 5) by each of the regional hospital boards; and what was the percentage occupation of these beds by paying and ordinary patients, respectively, during the last year for which he has a record available.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The information is as follows:

is in progress as a preliminary to going to tender. The detailed work is heavy, and will take some months, but the Regional Hospital Board and I are anxious that there should be no avoidable delay in bringing this scheme to a point where a start can be made with building.