§ Mr. Galley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients received National Health Service treatment in the four Thames health authority regions in 1978 and in the latest year for which figures are available.
§ Mrs. Currie
The information requested is given in the table.91W
National Health Service hospitals Regional Health Authority1 1978 thousands 1985 thousands In-patient cases treated North West Thames 399.5 418.8 North East Thames 458.1 541.1 South East Thames 436.3 501.6 South West Thames 314.3 344.4 ALL THAMES RHAS 1,608.2 1,805.9 Total out-patient attendances North West Thames 2,803.3 2,734.8 North East Thames 3,452.2 3,725.6 South East Thames 3,156.7 3,307.4 South West Thames 2,042.0 2,084.3 ALL THAMES RHAS 11,454.2 11,852.1
1 Due to National Health Service restructuring and resultant boundary changes in 1982 the figures are not strictly comparable. Details are as follows:
- 1. Hammersmith and Acton Hospital formerly in North West Thames region became Hammersmith SHA (now Hammersmith and Queen Charlottes).
- 2. Middlesex Hospital; Athlone House, London N6, Hospital for Women, London W1; Marlborough Day Hospital and St. Luke's (Woodside) Hospital, North West Thames region, now North East Thames region.
- 3. Ashford Hospital, Middlesex, South West Thames region, now North West Thames region.
- 4. Royal National ENT, Shaftesbury, St. Peters, St. Pauls, St. Philips and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospitals formerly Board of Governors administered, now North East Thames region.
- 5. St. Johns Hospital for Diseases of the Skin formerly Board of Governors administered, now South East Thames region.