Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

(asked on 6th January 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the capacity is for covid-19 patients in hospitals in England.


Answered by
Edward Argar Portrait
Edward Argar
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 14th January 2022

There is no fixed capacity for COVID-19 patients in hospitals in England. The number of available beds is flexible to meet changes in demand.

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Recent Documents related to Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

1. Report - Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19
12/06/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Department of Health & Social Care Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19 HC 367

2. Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 29 April 2020
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3. Slides and datasets to accompany coronavirus press conference: 30 April 2020
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Found: Department of Health and Social Care. Pillar 1: Swab testing in PHE labs and NHS hospitals for those with

5. Summary - Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19
12/06/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Department of Health & Social Care Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19 HC 367

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2. Oral Answers to Questions
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1: unprecedented scale and expanding capacity further, having already met our testing capacity target of 500,000 tests - Speech Link
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23/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: discussing the best treatment options with their patients. We are working to ensure that referrals, diagnostics - Speech Link
2: devastating, and one of the most important things to get patients through this difficult time is for them to be - Speech Link
3: are able to deliver for patients. Ensuring both early diagnosis and that patients can access the treatment - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
12/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: proud that the NHS began vaccinating patients against covid-19 on 8 December, at the start of the biggest - Speech Link
2: of the country to get their jabs. Will the Secretary of State please confirm that all my constituents will - Speech Link
3: locally. We are committed to ensuring that across England a local vaccination centre will be available within - Speech Link

5. Testing of NHS and Social Care Staff
24/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: throughout the Covid-19 pandemic; pays tribute to the at least 312 NHS and Social Care staff who have - Speech Link
2: throughout the Covid-19 pandemic; pays tribute to the at least 312 NHS and Social Care staff who have - Speech Link

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