HC Deb 25 November 1985 vol 87 cc474-5W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give, for each health and social services board (a) the number of amenity beds, (b) the number of deaths and discharges from amenity beds, (c) the number of amenity beds occupied on average, (d) the percentage occupancy rate and (e) the income from amenity patients in 1983 and 1984.

Mr. Needham

Beds are not specifically designated for amenity purposes and information in the form requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. However the average daily number of amenity patients in 1984 was:

Eastern board 8.4
Northern board 7.3
Southern board 0.9
Western board 1.0

Income from amenity patients in the 1983–84 and 1984–85 financial years was:

1983–84 £ 1984–85 £
Eastern board 31,326 30,485
Northern board 12,647 24,815
Southern board 130 440
Western board 3,390 3,750
TOTAL 47,493 59,490