HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c43W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many hospitals have been closed since 1979; and if he will make a statement; [27275]

(2) how many hospitals have closed since 1 May 1997. [27274]

Mr. Win Griffiths

Since 1 January 1979, some 62 NHS hospitals have been closed and remain closed to date according to records held by the Welsh Office. Over the same period 15 NHS hospitals have been opened. No NHS hospitals have been closed, or opened, since 1 May 1997.