§ Mr. Dorrell
We do not collect centrally information about the number of cancelled operations. In the year ending March 1990, 582–4 per cent. of the total—scheduled theatre sessions were cancelled in the Liverpool health authority. These sessions may have been taken up by other consultant specialties.
Details of the number of beds available and the number of hospitals open are given in the table.
1980 1989–90 Number of available beds 5,443 2,990 Number of hospitals 18 15 Number of day cases 15,272 18,900 Number of in-patients treated 85,674 103,911
Source: SH3 return 1980.
KHO3 return 1989–90.
Due to restructuring of the Health Service in 1981, information prior to 1982 is not directly comparable with subsequent years.