§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the number of private hospital beds in the United Kingdom per 100,000 of the population by region. [HL5987]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath):
The number of beds per 100,000 population in private hospitals and clinics by National Health Service regional office area in England is shown in the table for 31 March 2001.
Information on the number of private hospital beds in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a matter for the individual government departments.
Number of beds in private hospitals and clinics by NHS region as at 31 March 2001 England NHS regional office area Number of beds per 100,000 population England 22.0 Northern and Yorkshire 10.7 Trent 9.7 Anglia and Oxford 28.8 North Thames 37.0 South Thames 35.4 South and West 17.7 West Midlands 13.8 North West 17.2