To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the statement of the Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment, Official report, column 259, and the letter from the. Member for Tatton dated 24 June 2021, how many more (a) intensive care beds and (b) non-intensive care beds were available throughout the NHS in (i) March 2020 and (ii) 19 July 2021.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
26 July 2021
This information is not available in the format requested.
Hospital capacity has been organised in new ways due to the pandemic to meet the enhanced infection prevention and control measures. This results in beds and staff being deployed differently from in previous years in both emergency and elective settings within the hospital.