§ Mr. Concannon
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many geriatric beds are now available in the Mansfield area covered by the central Nottinghamshire community health council; and how many beds would be required to cater for the patients requiring such accommodation.
§ Sir George Young
In the year ended 31 December 1978 there were, on average, 252 geriatric hospital beds available in the Mansfield/Ashfield part of the central Nottinghamshire health district. On average, 198 of those beds were occupied—a rate of 78.5 per cent.