Geriatric Beds

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st July 1977.

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Photo of Mr Raymond Carter Mr Raymond Carter , Birmingham, Northfield 12:00 am, 21st July 1977

The hon. Member for Down, North (Mr. Kilfedder) sounds more and more like a candidate for one of the beds.

In Northern Ireland we achieve 14.9 beds per 1,000, whereas the national average is 15. I should have thought that direct rule was doing quite well in terms of geriatric beds.