HC Deb 30 January 1978 vol 943 cc50-1W
Miss Maynard

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied that the present methods of calculating bed norms per specialty are adequate; and whether he will consider the question of bed norms in the light of changing patterns of health care and needs.

Mr. Moyle

The subject of bed norms is currently being studied by my Department. As announced in "The Way Forward", new guidance will be available from the Department during the coming year on long-term target bed/population ratios for the various acute disease categories.

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