HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 c681W
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

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