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Hospital Beds

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many permanent hospital beds were available in each of the last five years; and what the average daily number of patients admitted to hospital was in each of those years. (115655)

Table one shows the average daily number of available beds open overnight, day only beds and residential care beds in England in 2001-02 to 2005-06.

Table one

Beds

2001-02

197,833

2002-03

197,932

2003-04

198,433

2004-05

195,376

2005-06

189,816

Table two shows the average daily number of patients admitted in England in 2001-02 to 2005-06.

Table two

Year

Patients admitted

2001-02

25,138

2002-03

25,554

2003-04

26,202

2004-05

27,108

2005-06

28,252