HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 cc97-8WS
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made towards the target for extra hospital beds in the NHS. [132353]

Primary care trusts Locations served
Wave IA Approvals
Salford PCT Lower Kersal and Charlestown
Central Manchester on behalf of Central. North and South Manchester PCTs Ancoats, Blackley, Cheetham, Clayton, Newton Heath, (North Manchester) Burnage, Chorlton, Wythenshawe (South Manchester), Ardwick, Chorlton, Gorton, Levenshulme, Rusholme, Whalley Range (Central Manchester)
Northumberland PCT Belford
Wave IB Approvals
Northumberland Care Trust Berwick-on-Tweed
Lambeth PCT Across PCT
Southwark PCT Across PCT
Lewisham PCT Across PCT
Camden PCT Somers Town
Trafford North PCT Lostock
St. Helens PCT St. Helens
Blackpool PCT Across PCT
Harrow PCT Stanmore South
Wandsworth PCT Fairfield Ward
Chesterfield PCT Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital NHS Trust

Mr. Hutton

The latest available statistics for 2002–03 showed that general and acute beds increased by 1,600 to 136,679 over the previous three years. This represents 75 per cent. of the target set out in the NHS Plan.