The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:25th February 2011
The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:
NHS Critical care beds, January 2011 census
The key points from the latest release are:
- The overall number of open and staffed adult critical care beds was 3,747. This represents 67 (1.8%) more beds than at 15 July 2010, and 73 (2.1%) more beds than one year ago.
- 2,774 (74.0%) of the beds were in general critical care with the remaining 973 (26.0%) in specialist critical care units/wards such as cardiothoracic, neurological, liver, spinal injury or burns units.
- 2,075 (55.4%) of the beds were being used for intensive care (level 3) and 1,672 (44.6%) were being used for high dependency (level 2) care on the census day.
Full tables are available here
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