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New Hospitals

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the proportion of (a) multi-bed and (b) single-bed wards is in new build hospitals (i) constructed since 2000 and (ii) proposed in the next five years. (85141)

The data for multi-bed and single-bed wards are not collected in the format requested.

The Department collects bed data retrospectively across the existing estate by national health service trust, not by individual hospital. Based on 2005-06 data 74.2 per cent. of beds are in multi bedrooms and 25.8 per cent. in single bedrooms.