§ Dr. Owen
The total average daily number of available hospital beds in Great Britain in 1973, the latest year for which information is available, was 489,851.
The number of beds in NHS hospitals approved for use by private patients at 31st December 1973 was 5,018. There has been no change in the number since then.
Comparable figures for 1972 were 501,100 and 4,969 respectively.