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Psychiatry: North East

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many psychiatric beds there were in each NHS mental health trust in the North East in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement; (184979)

(2) what the rate of occupancy of psychiatric beds in each NHS mental health trust in the North East was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

The following table shows the number of psychiatric beds and their occupancy levels in each mental health trust in the North East for the years 2002-07.

The reduction in mental health bed numbers reflects the increasing provision by the national health service in England of treatment for patients with mental health conditions in primary care and community settings, without the need for hospital admissions.

The figures do not include the number of mental illness beds contracted to the national health service by the independent sector as this information is not centrally available.

Number of psychiatric beds in each mental health trust in the North East 2002-07

Available

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Code

Name

Mental illness

Learning disability

Mental illness

Learning disability

Mental illness

Learning disability

Mental illness

Learning disability

RNP

Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust

727

0

675

0

653

0

620

0

RM6

Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust

0

357

0

372

0

364

0

312

RW9

South of Tyne and Wearside Mental Health NHS Trust

518

28

509

12

490

12

477

12

5KG

South Tyneside PCT

1

1

1

1

0

39

0

22

RTC

County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust

435

128

425

112

408

76

394

52

RVX

Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust

516

106

489

117

482

113

474

115

Percentage occupancy

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Code

Name

Mental illness

Learning disability

Mental illness

Learning disability

Mental illness

Learning disability

Mental illness

Learning disability

RNP

Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust

83.1

0

84.2

0

84.1

0

85.6

0

RM6

Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust

0

97.4

0

85.9

0

83.8

0

91.9

RW9

South of Tyne and Wearside Mental Health NHS Trust

75.3

88.0

83.2

71.2

83.9

61.7

77.3

81.3

5KG

South Tyneside PCT

1

1

1

1

0

85.6

0

70.1

RTC

County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust

89.5

88.8

86.5

75.9

85.9

80.3

86.9

71.4

RVX

Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust

94.4

92.2

92.9

86.6

90.6

89.6

86.8

87.5

2006-072006-07

Code

Name

Mental illness (available)

Learning disability (available)

Mental illness (percentage occupancy)

Learning disability (percentage occupancy)

RX4

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

1,092

286

82.2

86.2

5KG

South Tyneside PCT

0

7

0

70.0

RX3

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust

841

171

88.5

84.4

1 South Tyneside PCT first submitted KH03 data in 2004-05

The following organisations merged in April 2006:

Code

Name

Old organisation

RTC

County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust

RVX

Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust

New organisation

RX3

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust

Old Organisation

RNP

Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust

RW9

South of Tyne and Wearside Mental Health NHS Trust

RM6

Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust

New Organisation

RX4

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

Source:

Department of Health KH03