HC Deb 30 March 1995 vol 257 cc713-4W
Mrs. Beckett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospitals there were in England(a) by region and (b) in total in each year since 1979. [17068]

Mr. Sackville

Information on the number of hospitals in England by region is as shown in the table.

Approximate number of hospitals on 31 March 1994
NHS region Approximate number
Northern and Yorkshire 230
Trent 115
Anglia and Oxford 120
North Thames 190
South Thames 190
South and West 320
West Midlands 140
North West 135
Total 1,440

Figures include an estimate for incomplete returns.

This information was not available centrally for previous years.