§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list all hospitals currently under threat of closure or where closure is under consideration and the number of beds each contains.
§ Mr. Whitney
I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member the information he seeks. Information is not
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 Barnsley (East) ILO 170 166 142 125 136 132.5 Goldthorpe NIO 33 30 25 20 17 18.0 Wath on Dearne AO 51 54 57 61 65 63.0
Abbreviations: ILO—Integrated Local Office: NIO—National Insurance Office; AO—Area Office (dealing with supplementary benefit only).62W
collected centrally about changes and improvements in services which might lead to closures, which are under consideration by health authorities.
§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list all hospitals closed since May 1979 and the number of beds each contained.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
For the latest information available, I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to hint by my predecessor on 20 May 1985 at columns317–29 and also to my reply to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on 20 February at columns 309–10.
Details of the number of beds not shown in the two replies to which I have referred are as follows:
Number of beds in hospitals approved for complete closure 1 April 1985–30 June 1985 Region District Hospital Number of Beds Yorkshire Leeds Eastern Marguerite Hepton 47 Leeds Western Grassington 234 York Naburn 258 NW Thames South Bedfordshire Priory 36 SW Thames Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton Westmoor House 10 Wessex Isle of Wight Longford 25 West Midlands South Warwickshire Monroe Devis Maternity Home 21