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Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 11615, tabled on 7 June 2021

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.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 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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