HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 c654W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many beds there are in each intensive care unit in Wales; and if he will make a statement; [22399]

(2) how many hospitals in Wales have intensive care units; and if he will make a statement; [22402]

(3) what is the annual cost per intensive care bed in each hospital in Wales; and if he will make a statement. [22400]

Mr. Richards

There are 17 hospitals in Wales with intensive care beds. These are as follows:

Hospital Number of intensive care beds in 19951
Princess of Wales, Bridgend 5
Bronglais General 2
East Glamorgan General 6
Ysbyty Glan Clwyd 4
Llandough 5
Prince Philip, Llanelli 3
Morriston 8
Neath General 1
Nevill Hall 2
Prince Charles, Merthyr 4
Royal Gwent 5
University Hospital of Wales Healthcare NHS Trust:
—University Hospital 7
—Cardiff Royal Infirmary 5
West Wales General 2
Withybush General 3
Ysbyty Wrexham Maelor 4
Ysbyty Gwynedd 8
Total 74
General intensive care beds only. No information is held centrally on the cost of intensive care beds in each hospital.
All health authorities in Wales have been asked to review the number of intensive care and high dependency beds needed in their areas and to take action to address any shortfalls identified.