HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c476W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of discharges and deaths of elderly people in Gwynedd from National Health Service hospitals in the county for each year from 1980 to 1989, together with the number of beds, including acute, rehabilitation and support, which were available for elderly people in these hospitals in each of these years.

Mr. David Hunt

The latest available data, relating to the number of discharges and deaths of people aged 65 and over from NHS hospitals in Gwynedd, are as follows:

1980 8,676
1981 9,765
1982 8,951
1983 11,151
1984 11,250
1985 12,559
1986 14,626
1987 15,592
1988 16,553

Information on the number of beds specifically available for the elderly is not available centrally. While information on the number of beds in specialties designated as geriatrics, psychogeriatrics and elderly mentally ill is available, beds in other specialties (eg general medicine, general surgery) can be used for people of all ages.