§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many private beds there are in each hospital in Wales; and what plans he has to increase the number of private beds available.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The authorised numbers of pay beds in Welsh hospitals at 1 December 1981 are shown in the following table. Since then we have authorised pay beds for South Glamorgan hospitals: seven at University hospital of Wales, five at Llandough hospital and four at Cardiff Royal infirmary subject to an overall maximum of 10 beds in use at any time with two additional beds for emergency admissions only. We are considering on their merits a number of applications made by other health. authorities.
Pay Beds in Welsh Hospitals at 1 December 81 Area Hospital Authorised No. of beds per hospital Group maximum for beds in use at any time Clwyd (North) HM Stanley 3 Colwyn Bay and West Denbigh 2 Abergele 1 5 Ysbyty Glan 4 Clwyd Clwyd (South) Wrexham and East Denbigh 5 7 Maelor 4 General Dyfed West Wales 3 General Withybush 3 9 Bronglais 3 Gwent Mount 1 1 Pleasant Gwynedd Towyn and District War Memorial Eryri 1 St. David's 2 Llandudno 4 8 General Caernarvon 1 Eye and Cottage
Area Hospital Authorised No. of beds per hospital Group maximum for beds in use at any time Caernarvon and Anglesey 4 Mid Glamorgan Mountain Ash 1 General East 1 3 Glamorgan Bridgend 1 General Powys — — — South Glamorgan Prince of Wales, Rhydlafar 1 1 West Glamorgan Singleton 2 Morrison 1 2 Wales Total 36