Hospital Beds: Greater London

Health written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in the number of NHS beds in the South London Healthcare NHS Trust area in each year since 2005.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The following tables show the average daily number of available beds for this trust and its predecessor organisations.

Average daily number of available beds
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust
    Beds open overnight Beds open day only Beds open overnight Beds open day only Beds open overnight Beds open day only
2004-05 Annual 561 41 551 41 444 42
2005-06 Annual 481 48 552 90 428 45
2006-07 Annual 510 55 533 89 386 46
2007-08 Annual 455 530 99 387 44
2008-09 Annual 471 490 102 408 45
South London Healthcare NHS Trust
    Beds open overnight Beds open day only
2009-10 Annual 1,334 152
2010-11 Quarter 1 1,232 174
2010-11 Quarter 2 1,205 162
2010-11 Quarter 3 1,237 151
2010-11 Quarter 4 1,162 177
2011-12 Quarter 1 1,125 144
2011-12 Quarter 2 1,102 161
2011-12 Quarter 3 1,096 173
2011-12 Quarter 4 1,136 182
Note: The data represents an annual collection from all national health service organisations that have beds, both trusts and primary care trusts that collected the total number of available bed days and the total number of occupied bed days by ward classification. From Quarter 1 2010-11 the collection was changed to a quarterly collection. The classification was changed from ward type to the consultant speciality of the responsible consultant. In 2009 Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust merged to form South London Healthcare NHS Trust. Source: Department of Health

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