§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the ratio of beds available for rheumatology treatment to the number of patients in Cornwall and nationally.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The available information is as follows:
Rheumatology departments in National Health Service Hospitals 1983 Average daily number of available beds In-patient cases In-patient cases per available bed Cornwall and Isles of Scilly District Health Authority 17 425 25.0 England 1,917 29,014 15.1