HC Deb 25 February 1988 vol 128 cc252-3W
Ms. Armstrong

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list, by health authority in Wales, the numbers of beds in each and the types of hospitals closed since 1978.

Mr. Grist

During this period, when 11 new hospitals and more than 2,000 beds have been opened, the following beds have been closed.

Health authority/hospital Number of beds1 Type of hospital Date of closure
West Glamorgan
Llwynderw 21 Pre-convalescent 20 May 1979
Drymma Hall 68 Mental handcap 10 May 1986
Cwmdonkin 24 Pre-convalescent 21 August 1987
1 This figure is based on the hospitals' complement at approximately one year before closure as hospitals are usually closed gradually over a period.
2 Temporary closure for building work.