Mental Health Services: Lancashire

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many in-patient NHS beds for mental health patients Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust provided on its own premises on 1 June (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014 and (f) 2015; and what the locations of those beds was on each such date.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows the average daily number of available mental illness overnight beds for the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust during the first quarter of each financial year.

Average daily number of available mental illness overnight beds, quarter 1

Name

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

748

659

572

520

521

510

Source:

Quarterly collection of bed availability and occupancy, NHS England

Notes:

  1. Quarterly collection of beds data started in Quarter 1 2010-11. Previously data were collected annually and are not comparable.
  2. Available (staffed) beds are collected for consultant-led care in general and acute, maternity, mental health and learning disability services.

Information is only available at Trust level and not for individual locations. This information may be obtained from the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. We have written to Derek Brown, Chair of the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust informing him of the hon. Member’s enquiry. He will reply shortly and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.

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