§ Mr. Tom Cox
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the number of National Health Service beds in the London borough of Wandsworth on 31 May, and the corresponding number on 1 July 1979.
§ Mr. John Patten
Information is not available centrally on bed figures for the London borough of Wandsworth as its boundaries are not conterminous with those of the two district health authorities which serve the area — Wandsworth and Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton.
The average daily number of available beds in Wandsworth health authority in 1984 was 2,534 (provisional) and the comparable figure for 1979 was 2,871. The number of inpatient cases treated per available bed rose from 15.2 in 1979 to 18.1 (provisional) in 1984.