§ Mr. Newton
For patient treatment costing purposes all hospitals are classified into a series of standard types which reflect the principal use to which their beds are allocated and an overall average cost or expenditure per patient is thus not determined. For figures on average annual treatment costs of in-patients and out-patients by type of hospital for the Trent region as a whole, I refer the hon. Member to the Department's annual publication "Health Services Costing Returns" (the latest being for 1985–86)—copies of which are held in the Library. For similar information detailed to individual hospitals and units the hon. Member way wish to contact the chairman of the Trent regional health authority who may be able to assist.