HC Deb 02 May 2001 vol 367 cc651-2W
Mr. Jim Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of beds is in NHS hospitals(a) built, (b) commissioned and (c) planned since 1 May 1997. [159438]

Mr. Denham

The physical stock of beds (defined as number of staffed in-patient and day case beds) in the major acute hospitals (capital value over £25 million) in England is as follows:

Number of beds
(a) Built and operational since 1 May 1997
Carlisle 444
Dartford and Gravesham 402
South Buckinghamshire 542
Greenwich 571
Rochdale 492
Central Sheffield University Hospital (Stonegrove—maternity only) 119
(b) In the process of being constructed since 1 May 1997
Norfolk and Norwich 953
North Durham Healthcare 524
Calderdale 614
South Manchester University Hospitals 1,031
Bromley Healthcare 525
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals 459
Worcester Royal Infirmary 474
Hereford Hospitals 340
South Durham Healthcare 347
South Tees Acute Hospitals 1,060
Swindon and Marlborough 594
King's Healthcare 902
St. George's Hospital 1,123
University College London Hospitals 664
West Middlesex University Hospitals 434
Hull and East Yorkshire Maternity 150
Number of beds
(c) Planned since 1 May 19971
Barts and The London 21,200
Central Manchester/Manchester Childrens Hospitals 1,178
Dudley Group of Hospitals 830
West Berkshire Priority Care 203
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals 1,890
Walsgrave Hospitals/Coventry Healthcare 969
Leeds Teaching Hospitals 3
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals 207
Havering Hospitals 798
Portsmouth Hospitals 908
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley 274
Southern Debyshire Acute Hospitals 1,127
University Hospital Birmingham/South Birmingham Mental Health 1,128
Bradford Hospitals 1,791
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health 605
North West London Hospitals 214
East Kent Hospitals 1,720
University Hospitals of Leicester 2,545
Lewisham Hospital 572
Peterborough Hospitals 716
Salford Royal Hospitals 1,014
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells/Invicta Community Care 852
Pinderfield and Pontefract Hospitals/Wakefield and Pontefract Community/Dewsbury Health Care 1,686
Forest Healthcare 783
Brighton Healthcare 100
United Bristol Healthcare 1,261
Sherwood Forest Hospitals 921
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals 566
Mid Essex Hospitals 973
Essex Rivers Healthcare 844
Hull and East Yorkshire 1,533
North Middlesex Hospitals 482
North Staffordshire Hospital 1,442
Plymouth Hospitals 1,432
St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals 1,278
Walsall Hospitals/Walsall Community 749
Paddington Basin 3
Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals 1,162
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals 117
Southampton University Hospitals 112
South Devon Healthcare 939
Tameside and Glossop Acute 670
Gloucestershire Royal 3
Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospital 806
Guy's and St. Thomas' 1,150
1Numbers at this stage are provisional and may change
3Under review

Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds there are per head of population in(a) the National Health Service and (b) private facilities. [159559]

Mr. Denham

During 1999–2000, in the National Health Service in England, there were 3.74 beds per 1,000 population. Information on bed capacities at private facilities is not centrally collected.