§ 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.