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  • Release date: 29 October 2014
  • Period covered: 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014
Annual report which provides information on the number of NHS beds at Wales and Local Health Board level.

The data quality issues identified last year with the calculated fields (average length of stay, turnover interval and bed use factor) have not been resolved. Further information on this is provided in the Key Quality Information section of the release.

Key points

Between 2012-13 and 2013-14

  • The total number of NHS beds (1) fell by 254 (2 per cent) to 11,241.
  • The percentage occupancy decreased from 86.3 per cent to 85.9 per cent.

Over the ten years from 2003-04 to 2013-14

  • The total number of NHS beds (1) fell by 2,968 (21 per cent).
  • The percentage occupancy increased from 83.0 per cent to 85.9 per cent.

Note

(1) Average daily available

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 3134
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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