Press release

Bed Availability and Occupancy – Quarter ending 30 September 2012

The KH03 is a Quarterly collection from all NHS organisations that operate beds, ordinary or daycase, both NHS Trusts and PCTs.

Bed Availability and Occupancy - Quarter ending 30 September 2012:

It collects the total number of available bed days and the total number of occupied bed days by consultant main specialty. Main findings are:

  • The average daily number of beds open overnight was 135,602 in Quarter 2 2012/13 compared with 137,339 in Quarter 1 2012/13.
  • The average occupancy rate for all beds open overnight was 85.2% in Quarter 2 2012/13 compared with 85.9% in Quarter 1 2012/13.
  • The average daily number of general and acute beds open overnight was 103,774 in Quarter 2 2012/13 compared with 104,933 in Quarter 1 2012/13.
  • The average occupancy rate for general and acute beds open overnight was 86.5% in Quarter 2 2012/13 compared with 87.7% in Quarter 1 2012/13.
  • The average daily number of day only beds was 11,701 in Quarter 2 2012/13 compared with 11,521 in Quarter 1 2012/13.

Notes to Editors

This dataset covers the number of beds for each NHS provider which are available for patients to have treatment or care.

Feedback welcomed

We welcome feedback on the content and presentation of these statistics within this Statistical Press Notice and those published on the DH website. If anyone has any comments on this, or any other issues regarding the data and statistics, then please email.  

Additional Information

Full details of activity data for individual organisations is available on the Department of Health website.

Press enquiries:

To contact the Media Centre, please refer to the Department of Health’s website for the relevant contact details.

The Government Statistical Service (GSS) statistician responsible for producing these data is:

Clare Hiblin Knowledge and Intelligence Department of Health Room 4E63, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE

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