HC Deb 19 November 1982 vol 32 cc310-1W
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.

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

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