HC Deb 06 December 1968 vol 774 c592W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many kidney machines are available in England and Wales, respectively.

Mr. Ennals

At the 1st October, 1968, there were 409 and 14 artificial kidney machines available in the hospital service in England and Wales respectively for the treatment of chronic renal failure. The number of machines available for the treatment of acute renal failure is not known centrally.