§ 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).