§ Mr. Weetch
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publish a table showing the number of geriatric patients in hospital in the East Anglian regional health authority in each year over the last five years.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Information held centrally relates to the number of in-patient discharges from and deaths in hospital geriatric departments. The relevant figures for the period 1977 to 1981 are given in the following table. 311W
Discharges and deaths from geriatric departments in the NHS hospitals in East Anglia 1977 to 1981 Year Discharges and deaths 1977 11,108 1978 11,713 1979 11,612 1980 13,185 1981* 14,100
* Provisional figures