HC Deb 23 March 1970 vol 798 cc270-1W
95. Mr. Wolrige-Gordon

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average number of patients on waiting lists for geriatric beds throughout the country.

Dr. John Dunwoody

8,748 people in England and Wales were waiting for geriatric and chronic sick beds at 31st December, 1968, the latest date for which figures are available. This is a rate of 14.6 people for every 100 beds.