§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the cost of (a) a Kings fund hospital bed, (b) an operating table, (c) a renal dialysis machine and (d) a full body scanner.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Prices for particular pieces of medical equipment vary according to the sophistication of the item. The following figures give a rough indication of the price range for the equipment in question:
- (a) Kings fund hospital bed: £180 to £300
- (b) an operating table: £3,100 to £11,500
- (c) a renal dialysis machine: £4,500 to £5,500
- (d) a full body scanner: £450,000 to £650,000