§ Mr. John Wells
asked the Minister of Health what is the estimated population of the area served by the West Kent Hospital; how many beds are now available in that hopital for surgical, medical and maternity purposes; and how this 155W availability of beds, of each type, per thousand of population compares with the rest of England and Wales.
§ Mr. Loughlin
The West Kent General Hospital has 71 surgical, 48 medical and 30 maternity beds available; the population served by it cannot be accurately defined and I regret that it is therefore not possible to provide the comparison for which the hon. Member asks.