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NHS Beds

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) bed occupancy rates and (b) bed availability numbers for England for (i) all bed types (ii) general and acute beds, (iii) acute beds, (iv) geriatric beds, (v) mental illness beds, (vi) learning disabilities beds and (vii) maternity beds were in each year since 1988. (84027)

The information requested is shown in the tables.

Average daily number of available beds and bed occupancy rates, by sector, England, 1987-88 to 2004-05

All specialties (excluding day only)—available

All specialties (excluding day only)—occupied

All specialties (excluding day only) —occupancy rate (percentage)

General and acute —available

General and acute —occupied

General and acute —occupancy rate (percentage)

1987-88

297,364

180,889

1988-89

282,918

174,491

1989-90

270,301

169,901

1990-91

255,479

162,691

1991-92

242,677

157,247

1992-93

232,201

153,208

1993-94

219,476

147,153

1994-95

211,812

144,803

1995-96

206,136

142,624

1996-97

198,848

161,744

81.3

140,515

113,591

80.8

1997-98

193,625

156,549

80.9

138,047

111,112

80.5

1998-99

190,006

156,669

82.5

136,426

112,486

82.5

1999-2000

186,290

154,137

82.7

135,080

112,279

83.1

2000-01

186,091

156,290

84.0

135,794

114,982

84.7

2001-02

184,871

157,330

85.1

136,583

117,437

86.0

2002-03

183,826

156,933

85.4

136,679

118,278

86.5

2003-04

184,019

157,984

85.9

137,247

119,312

86.9

2004-05

181,784

154,868

85.2

136,123

117,164

86.1

Acute available

Acute occupancy rate (percentage)

Geriatric —available

1987-88

127,616

53,273

1988-89

123,450

51,041

1989-90

121,170

48,731

1990-91

116,788

45,902

1991-92

115,140

42,107

1992-93

112,862

40,346

1993-94

109,713

37,440

1994-95

108,008

36,795

1995-96

108,296

34,328

1996-97

108,869

78.9

31,646

1997-98

107,807

78.9

30,240

1998-99

107,729

80.8

28,697

1999-2000

107,218

81.5

27,862

2000-01

107,956

83.1

27,838

2001-02

108,535

84.5

28,047

2002-03

108,706

85.3

27,973

2003-04

109,793

85.6

27,454

2004-05

109,505

84.8

26,619

Source:

Department of Health form KH03

Published data

Geriatric —occupancy rate (percentage)

Mental illness —available

Mental illness —occupancy rate (percentage)

Learning disability —available

Learning disability occupancy rate (percentage)

Maternity —available

Maternity —occupancy rate (percentage)

1987-88

67,122

33,421

15,932

1988-89

63,012

30,048

15,367

1989-90

59,288

26,406

14,706

1990-91

55,239

23,379

14,170

1991-92

50,278

21,383

13,770

1992-93

47,308

18,519

13,167

1993-94

43,532

16,269

12,521

1994-95

41,827

13,211

11,971

1995-96

39,477

12,676

11,358

1996-97

87.4

37,640

86.9

9,693

88.3

11,000

625

1997-98

86.2

36,601

86.5

8,197

88.1

10,781

609

1998-99

88.8

35,692

87.5

7,491

86.1

10,398

62.7

1999-2000

89.3

34,173

87.1

6,834

85.4

10,203

612

2000-01

90.7

34,214

87.4

6,316

87.1

9,767

60.3

2001-02

91.8

32,783

88.6

5,694

86.8

9,812

60.2

2002-03

91.4

32,753

87.5

5,038

85.6

9,356

60.8

2003-04

92.2

32,252

88.0

5,212

84.1

9,309

633

2004-05

91.3

31,667

87.9

4,899

84.4

9,095

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