Hospitals: Admissions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were admitted to an NHS hospital in England with a brain injury or related condition in 2017.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Information is shown in the following table which is a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs), with a primary diagnosis of brain injury, for National Health Service Hospitals within England, for the 2016-17 financial year.

This is a count of hospital episodes, not individual patients, as the same person may have been admitted into an NHS hospital on more than one occasion.

Diagnosis Description

Hospital admissions 2016-17



Traumatic cerebral oedema


Diffuse brain injury


Focal brain injury


Epidural haemorrhage


Traumatic subdural haemorrhage


Traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage


Intracranial injury with prolonged coma


Other intracranial injuries


Intracranial injury, unspecified


Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital


  1. A FAE is the first period of inpatient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the admission episode finishes.
  1. It is not possible to include information surrounding all brain related injuries due to the volume of conditions this could potentially include.

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