HC Deb 12 June 1967 vol 748 cc21-2W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Minister of Health what is his best estimate of the present average cost per week of maintaining an in-patient at a teaching hospital in England.

Mr. K. Robinson

Teaching hospitals cover a variety of undergraduate and post-graduate hospitals, providing a wide range of treatment and training facilities. The average costs per in-patient week shown in the Hospital Costing Returns for the year ended 31st March, 1966, for teaching hospitals in England and Wales classified as acute and costed under the main scheme were £56 11s. 6d. in London and £50 13s. 11d. in the Provinces.