HC Deb 28 January 1975 vol 885 c98W
Mr. Whitlock

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether she has estimated, on population projections, how many geriatric beds are likely to be needed in the Nottingham hospitals by 1980; what is the figure; and what plans have been prepared to meet the present and future demands for such beds;

(2) how many staffed geriatric beds are available in the Nottingham hospitals; and what is the waiting list for such beds.

Dr. Owen

Based on 1971 census projections and norms in current use 760 geriatric beds will be required by 1980. There are 432 existing staffed beds and developments are either planned or in hand to provide 300 additional geriatric beds by 1980, subject to the availability of resources. 104 patients are on the geriatric waiting list at present.