HC Deb 18 March 1993 vol 221 cc351-2W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is(a) the total number of hospital beds in London currently available for people with AIDS and (b) the number that will remain following implementation of the recommendations of the report "Making London Better"; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville

The number of beds currently available in London is not collected centrally. Whilst some hospitals have beds specifically designated for AIDS patients, the vast majority of beds used are not reserved solely for this purpose.

After the implementation of the recommendations set out in the report "Making London Better", the Thames regions will continue to determine the level of provision for people with AIDS, in the light of guidance issued by the Department.