HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 cc48-9W
Mr. Geraint Howells

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the numbers of hospital beds available in Ceredigion for geriatric cases; how many patients there are on the waiting list; and what steps he is taking to increase the number of beds in the area.

Mr. Grist

106 NHS hospital beds are currently designated for geriatric medicine in Ceredigion. At 31 March 1989 there was one person on the in-patient waiting list for admission to those beds.

The planning of bed numbers for particular specialties is an operational matter for the relevant district health authority in the first instance.