HC Deb 20 March 1995 vol 257 c32W
Mr. Sims

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many intensive care beds are currently operational in(a) London and (b) the rest of England and Wales: and what were the corresponding figures for the last five years.

Mr. Sackville

Information is provided in the table on the average daily number of available designated intensive care beds in London and the rest of England. In addition to these services provided in units designated as intensive care units, intensive care can also be delivered in a variety of hospital departments, such as neo-natal intensive care, coronary care units, accident and emergency departments, renal units and high dependency units. Information relating to Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

London England 1
1989–90 484 2,033
1990–91 459 2,024
1991–92 459 2,017
1992–93 480 2,045
1993–94 501 2,105
1 Excluding London.