Eating Disorders: Hospital Beds

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th July 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Parminter Baroness Parminter Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many inpatient beds are available to the NHS for eating disorder patients in (1) England, (2) the North of England, (3) the Midlands and East of England, (4) London, and (5) the South of England; and, for each of those categories, how many are available for (a) children and young people, and (b) adults.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table provides data on the number of inpatient beds for eating disorders for children and young people and adults.

Type of inpatient bed

North of England

South of England

Midlands and East of England

London

England

Children and adolescent mental health service eating disorder1

40

45

108

56

249

Adult eating disorder

110

67

103

120

400

Source: NHS England

Note:

1Some children and young people with eating disorders are treated in general child and adolescent mental health services.

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