§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many beds at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, are now in use; what will be the total complement of beds when the hospital is fully operational; and how many are now expected to be surplus to military requirements.
§ Dr. Gilbert
The Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital at Woolwich has 371 beds in use at present and will have 464 beds when it becomes fully operational in August 1978 with the closure of the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley. This number is not expected to be significantly in excess of Service requirements, but some beds could continue to be made available to NHS patients.