HC Deb 07 July 1971 vol 820 cc423-4W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the ratio of National Health Service doctors to patients in Cardiganshire; and how this figure compares with the national average.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The ratio of general medical practitioners to patients in Cardiganshire was given in my reply to the hon. Member on 22nd June. It is difficult to give a comparable ratio of doctors to patients in hospitals since not all patients are residents in Cardiganshire nor are Cardiganshire patients admitted solely to hospitals in the County. The whole-time equivalent of 23 doctors provide service in the hospitals in the County and the average number of patients—excluding outpatients—in these hospitals in the year ended December, 1970 was 278.—[Vol 819, c. 277.]

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