§ 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.