HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c47W
Dr. Owen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the proportion of all hospital beds occupied by patients who are(a) over 65 years and under 75 years and (b) over 75 years.

Mrs. Currie

The estimated figures requested for National Health Service hospitals in England in 1985—the latest year for which information is available—are(a) 18 per cent. and (b) 34 per cent. respectively. Further information on the use of National Health Service resources by age group is available in DHSS Statistical Bulletin 4/87, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.