Press release

Statistical Press notice: Bed Availability and Occupancy

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Bed Availability and Occupancy statistics for the Quarter ending 30th June 2011 were released today by the Department of Health.

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:

Bed Availability and Occupancy - Quarter ending 30th June 2011:

The KH03 is a Quarterly collection from all NHS organisations that operate beds, ordinary or daycase, both NHS Trusts and PCTs.  It collects the total number of available bed days and the total number of occupied bed days by consultant main specialty. The main findings are:

• The average daily number of beds open overnight was 137,455 in Quarter 1 2011/12 compared with 141,019 in Quarter 4 2010/11.

• The average occupancy rate for all beds open overnight was 84.8% in Quarter 1 2011/12 compared with 86.2% in Quarter 4 2010/11.

• The average daily number of general and acute beds open overnight was 104,620 in Quarter 4 2010/11 compared with 107,670 in Quarter 4 2010/11.

• The average occupancy rate for general and acute beds open overnight was 86.4% in Quarter 1 2011/12 compared with 88.2% in Quarter 4 2010/11.

• The average daily number of day only beds was 10,705 in Quarter 1 2011/12 compared with 11,060 in Quarter 4 2010/11.
Links:
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Statistics/Performancedataandstatistics/Beds/index.htm