HC Deb 17 March 1993 vol 221 c260W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many mental hospital beds have been available in Wales in each year since 1985; and how many of these beds were located in old-style mental hospitals in each year.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The requested information is given in the table.

Number of beds1
All hospitals 2Nine largest mental illness hospitals
1985–86 4,804.7 4,030.9
1986–87 4,693.4 3,900.1
1987–88 4,493.0 3,641.5
1988–89 4,358.4 3,503.3
1989–90 4,144.0 3,227.7
1990–91 3,973.4 2,959.0
1991–92 3,726.8 2,700.5
1Average daily available in the specialties of mental illness, child and adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.
2The hospitals included are North Wales, St. David's (Carmarthen), Pen Y Fal, St. Cadocs, Glanrhyd, Parc, Mid Wales, Whitchurch and Cefn Coed.