Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

(asked on 7th June 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 3088 on Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds, how many mental health beds there were in each financial year from (a) 2010 to (b) 2021.


Answered by
Nadine Dorries Portrait
Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 17th June 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement hold information on mental health beds classified as consultant-led only, which is shown in the following table.

Year

Consultant-led mental health beds

2010/11

23,447

2011/12

23,149

2012/13

22,396

2013/14

21,950

2014/15

21,547

2015/16

19,045

2016/17

18,731

2017/18

18,295

2018/19

18,366

2019/20

18,171

2020/21

17,610

Source: KH03 data collection, NHS England and NHS Improvement

Note:

The figures are averages across the year, calculated as weighted averages from the four quarters.

Since 2009/10, many trusts have started classifying some mental illness beds as non-consultant-led. Information on these beds is not collected centrally.

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