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Hospital Beds

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in the number of (a) NHS beds, (b) general and acute beds, (c) intermediate care beds, (d) non-residential intermediate care places and (e) adult critical care beds since the publication of the NHS Plan; and if she will make a statement. (126608)

The information requested is in the following tables:

Table 1: Average daily number of available beds

All specialties (excluding day only)

Cumulative change

General and acute

Cumulative change

1999-2000

186,290

0

135,080

0

2000-01

186,091

-199

135,794

714

2001-02

184,871

-1,419

136,583

1,503

2002-03

183,826

-2,464

136,679

1,599

2003-04

184,019

-2,271

137,247

2,167

2004-05

180,966

-5,324

136,184

1,104

2005-06

175,646

-10,644

133,033

-2,047

Table 2: Number of intermediate care beds

Number of beds

Cumulative change

1999-2000

4,242

0

2000-01

1

1

2001-02

7,021

2,779

2002-03

7,493

3,251

2003-04

8,677

4,435

2004-05

8,928

4,686

2005-06

9,007

4,765

2006-07

8,733

4,491

1 Not collected. Notes:England figure is a pro-rata based on resident PCT populations. This is due to one PCT not returning data.

Table 3: Number of places in non-residential intermediate care schemes

Number of places

Cumulative Change

1999-2000

7,149

0

2000-01

1

1

2001-02

13,878

9,636

2002-03

19,078

14,836

2003-04

17,298

13,056

2004-05

20,558

16,316

2005-06

20,637

16,395

2006-07

23,403

19,161

1 Not collected Notes:England figure is a pro-rata based on resident PCT populations. This is due to one PCT not returning data.

Table 4: Number of open and staffed adult critical care beds on the census day

Census date

Critical care

Cumulative change

15 January 2000

2,362

0

14 July 2000

2,343

-19

15 January 2001

2,885

523

16 July 2001

2,940

578

15 January 2002

3,030

668

16 July 2002

3,070

708

15 January 2003

3,097

735

16 July 2003

3,128

766

15 January 2004

3,143

781

15 July 2004

3,160

798

13 January 2005

3,240

878

14 July 2005

3,215

853

16 January 2006

3,278

916

13 July 2006

3,242

880

15 January 2007

3,359

997