HC Deb 07 March 1991 vol 187 c261W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations and operating sessions were cancelled during 1990 by Liverpool area health authority; how many hospital beds are available(a) currently and (b) in 1980; and how many hospitals are open (i) currently and (ii) in 1980.

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.