§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons travelled outside the West Cumbria health district for specialist treatment and advice in each of the last 12 months and during the last month for which figures are available.
§ Mr. John Patten
Information is not available in precisely the form requested.
In 1981, the latest year for which information on non-psychiatric patients is available, there were an estimated 2,670 discharges and deaths of patients resident in west Cumbria who were treated as inpatients in NHS hospitals, excluding maternity hospitals and units, outside west Cumbria. In 1982, the latest available year for psychiatric patients, there were 110 admissions of such patients resident in west Cumbria to NHS mental illness and mental handicap hospitals and units outside west Cumbria.
Similar information on outpatients is not available centrally.