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University Hospital of North Durham: Hospital Beds

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 10013, tabled on 26 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of bed capacity at University Hospital North Durham in relation to the local population.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

13 June 2022

No specific assessment has been made. However, NHS England and NHS Improvement advise that County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust assessed the demand on services and reviewed current bed capacity at University Hospital North Durham as part of its annual planning requirement. In response, an additional 24 beds will be made available during the second half of 2022/23.

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