HL Deb 10 October 1994 vol 557 c102WA
Lord Thurlow

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the 22,000 short-stay psychiatric hospital beds available in England include beds for patients needing care for less than a year bur. more than the average 21 days now spent in hospital.

Baroness Cumberlege

Yes. Details of the average length of stay for all specialities and for mental illness (adults and all categories) can be found in Table 8 of the Hospital Episode Statistics, copies of which are available in the Library.