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  • Release date: 27 October 2015
  • Period covered: 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
  • Next update: October 2016
Annual report which provides information on the number of NHS beds at Wales and Local Health Board level.

The data quality issues identified in 2013 with the calculated fields (average length of stay, turnover interval and bed use factor) have not been resolved. Further information on this is provided in the Key Quality Information section of the release.

Key points

  • The average daily available NHS beds in 2014-15 was 11,062.
  • Between 2013-14 and 2014-15, the total fell by 180 (1.6%) and since 1996-97, the total fell by 4,521 (29%).
  • The percentage occupancy in 2014-15 was 86.7%.
  • Between 2013-14 and 2014-15, the percentage occupancy increased by 0.8 percentage points from 85.9% and since 1996-97, the percentage occupancy increased by 8.3 percentage points from 78.3%.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5741
Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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