HC Deb 19 December 1983 vol 51 c67W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the weekly cost of (a) caring for a baby in a regional neonatal intensive care unit, (b) an average adult hospital inpatient, and (c) intensive care for an adult.

Mr. John Patten

I regret that figures for the costs of treatment by age and specialty are not available.

Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give the average cost per inpatient case and per attendance for outpatients for each district health authority in the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. John Patten

The information requested is not available. Indeed, it would be misleading to include all the disparate types of hospital, ranging from acute to mental illness, in the calculation of an overall district average.