NHS Beds

Health written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Lindsay Hoyle Lindsay Hoyle Labour, Chorley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) general and (b) acute hospital beds there were in (i) Chorley and (ii) Preston in each of the last three years.

Photo of Miss Melanie Johnson Miss Melanie Johnson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

Information on the number of general and acute beds is collected annually from each national health service trust and primary care trust. Information is not available for geographical areas.

The average daily number of available general and acute beds, by NHS trust, is shown in the table.

Name General and acute (available) Acute (available) Geriatric (available)
2000–01 Chorley and South Ribble NHS Trust 320 304 16
2000–01 Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 709 590 119
2001–02 Chorley and South Ribble NHS Trust/Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 1,066 903 163
2002–03 Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 1,073 929 144


Department of Health form KH03. Published 11 September 2003.

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