HC Deb 20 November 1984 vol 68 c121W
Mr. Soley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is (a) the weekly basic cost of treating a patient in a National Health Service hospital and (b) the weekly basic cost of treatment in a National Health Service specialist alcoholism treatment unit.

Mr. John Patten

Information on the cost of specialist alcoholism treatment units is not collected centrally. In 1982–83 the average cost per inpatient week of psychiatric (mental illness) hospitals in England, in which such units are usually situated, was £217.00. The 1982–83 weekly inpatient costs in other types of hospital were as follows:

Acute (over 300 beds) 603.05
Acute (101–300 beds) 553.07
Acute (51–100 beds) 466.20
Acute (1–50 beds) 332.64
Mainly Acute 474.60
Partly Acute 407.68
Mainly Long Stay 310.24
Long Stay 247.80
Geriatric 238.07
Pre-Convalescent 224.07
Convalescent 205.10
Rehabilitation 234.15
Maternity 612.78
Psychiatric (Mental Handicap) 191.73
Orthopaedic 510.72
Tuberculosis and Chest 421.68
Tuberculosis, Chest and Isolation 385.49
Children's Acute 708.64
Eye 575.96

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