HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 cc36-7W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give the average cost separately for acute, chronic and geriatric beds in Wales; if he will give the highest and lowest cost in each category of bed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mark Robinson

Information is not collected centrally in this form. The cost returns submitted by health authorities to the Department show average costs per inpatient day for hospitals of different types but do not distinguish between differing categories of beds within those hospitals.

Copies of the Department's annual publication "Welsh costing Returns" which summarise the information collected from health authorities are held in the Library.