HC Deb 16 December 1996 vol 287 c457W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 20 November,Official Report, column 596, on paediatric intensive care beds, how many of the additional beds (a) are scheduled to open this year, (b) will open shortly, giving the timetable and location and (c) are now available, indicating their location. [6670]

Mr. Horam

[holding answer 28 November 1996]: The report "Paediatric Intensive Care" (May 1996), copies of which are available in the Library, described plans to open 23 additional designated paediatric intensive care beds and seven high dependency beds in 1996–97. The current position is as shown in the table.

Location Additional beds now open (November 1996) Additional beds planned to open 1996–97
Trent 2 1 2 March
North Thames 1 1 December
1 January
North West 3 4
South and West 5
Anglia and Oxford 2 3
West Midlands 2 1 January
Northern and Yorkshire 3 1 January 2 January
South Thames 2 2 by April
Total 20 8 8 2

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