HC Deb 20 November 1996 vol 285 c598W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many extra(a) general and specialist paediatric intensive care beds and (b) high dependency beds are to be provided this year; and if he will list their locations. [4805]

Mr. Horam

The chief executive of the national health service executive reported earlier this year on plans to increase the provision of beds for critically ill children and gave their location by region. Copies of this report, "Paediatric Intensive Care", which was published on 29 May, are in the Library. Most of these additional beds are scheduled to open this year; many are now available and the others will open shortly.