NHS: Children’s Emergency Beds - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:44 pm on 27th January 2020.

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Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:44 pm, 27th January 2020

My Lords, in November 2019, 321 paediatric critical care beds were available in England, of which 268 were occupied, giving an occupancy rate of 83.5%. Management of these sensitive, difficult-to-manage services is a complicated affair. That is why NHS England undertook a review of paediatric critical care services, which advocated that hospitals in each region need to work together to co-ordinate capacity and resources.