§ Mr. Gwyilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the discussions he has held with the Mid-Staffordshire area health authority on its proposal to add fluoride to water supplies in the south Staffordshire water works area including Cannock Chase.
Hospital Type Annual Expenditure (£'000) Cost per in-patient/day (£) St. Nicholas' Mainly long stay 2, 952.1 72.22 Dreadnought Mainly acute 2, 490.9 58.49 Eltham and Mottingham Acute 26.4 Hospital temporarily closed Queen Mary's Mainly acute 12, 105.3 54.82 Erith and District Acute 811.1 56.43 Greenwich District Mainly acute 17, 237.5 71.63 Brook General Mainly acute 13, 975.0 86.74 Memorial Geriatric 2, 215.2 36.79 Gables Geriatric 6.6 Hospital closed for part of year for adaptation British Hospital for Mothers and Babies Maternity 1, 526.0 96.41 Bexley Mental illness 9, 418.5 27.07 Goldie Leigh Mental handicap 1, 533.1 43.46
§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients were awaiting admission to the surgical specialties in each of the National Health Service hospitals in the Greenwich and Bexley area at the most recent available date.278W
§ Dr. Vaughan
I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the deputation I saw last January from the Mid-Staffordshire community health council. As a result of that meeting I wrote to the hon. Member and sent a copy to the chairman of the West Midlands regional health authority. A copy has been placed in the Library of the House.