HC Deb 23 January 1990 vol 165 c670W
73. Mr. Barry Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what figure he has for the average number of inpatients treated each week by the National Health Service: and what was the figure in 1979.

Mr. Freeman

The information requested is given in the table:

Patients treated, per week, NHS hospitals, England, 1979 and 1988–89
1979 1988–89
Inpatient cases treated 103,848 126,654

Source: Returns SH3 (1978 data), SH3a (1988–89 data).

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