§ Sir Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish figures for the number of acute inpatient cases treated per available bed in London for each year since 1982.
§ Mr. Whitney
The requested information is given in the table.
NHS hospitals in District Health Authorities and Special health
Authorities partly or wholly within the Greater London area
Average number of acute* in-patient cases treated per available bed
Year 1982 30.5 1983 32.0 1984 33.7 * "Acute" is defined as all specialties except geriatrics, younger disabled, obstetrics and GP maternity, mental handicap and mental illness.