To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Delivery plan for the recovery of urgent and emergency care services, how many additional staffed hospital beds have been opened since January 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of same day emergency care services available in each hospital with a major emergency department.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital beds have been purchased with the £1 billion funding allocated by his Department to increase the hospital bed base.
Good progress is being made in the delivery of 5,000 additional beds as part of the permanent bed base for next winter, as committed to in the Urgent and Emergency Care (UEC) recovery plan. NHS England has worked with integrated care boards to review local demand and capacity plans for 2023/24 and ensure local plans are in place to deliver this commitment. This is being supported by the £1 billion of funding for National Health Service capacity announced in the recovery plan.
No specific estimate has been made. As part of the implementation of the UEC recovery plan, NHS England is working with all systems so that all hospitals with type one emergency departments provide appropriate Same Day Emergency Care seven days a week with minimum opening hours of 12 hours per day.