HC Deb 26 February 1963 vol 672 cc153-4W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health how many Section 4 and Sec- tion 5 beds were designated at the latest date for which figures are available; what proportions of total hospital beds they represented; and what was the average percentage occupancy by paying patients.

Mr. Powell

The following are the figures:

—— Section 4 Section 5
Number of beds designated at 31st December, 1961 5,143 5,651
Proportion of total 1.1% 1.2%
Average occupancy by paying patients during 1961 37.4% 49.6%

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