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Intensive Care

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many intensive care beds for burns there are in each region; and what the occupancy rates were in the past two years. [123559]

In January 2003, the Department of Health carried out a census of open and staffed adult critical care beds in national health service trusts. The results showed that there were 3,097 critical care beds, which represents 735 (31 per cent.) more beds than in January 2000 and exceeds the target set in the NHS for 30 per cent. more adult critical care beds. Of the 3,097 beds, 35 of these were intensive care beds for burns. The Department does not collect the occupancy rates for intensive care beds centrally.