§ Mr. John Patten
Hospital statistics for June of each year are not available centrally. The latest available figures are given in the table together with figures for earlier years. The bed occupancy figures are based on a midnight count and do not therefore reflect the use of beds by day patients who do not stay overnight. The waiting list figures do not include patients to be admitted on a nonresidential basis.
Women's Hospital, Liverpool—specialty of gynaecology In-patients Year Average daily number of occupied beds Waiting list on 31 December 1980 56.8 726 1981 53.2 520 1982 45.8 651 1983* 51.3 563 * Provisional.
Comments on the health authority's proposals for closure of the Duchess Ward at Liverpool's Women's hospital were received by the district on 8 June. The district is considering those comments and recommendations will be put to the July meeting of the DHA.