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Data on coronavirus and NHS activity and capacity up to 25 May 2021.

Statistics on coronavirus:

  • hospitalisations
  • new admissions to hospital
  • invasive ventilated beds in Wales
  • general and acute beds use in Wales
  • daily A&E attendances

Statistics on 111 and NHS Direct calls, NHS staff absence and emergency ambulance calls are available on StatsWales as well as all other statistics in this release. Additionally, information on beds, hospitalisations and admissions is published on weekdays on StatsWales at 12pm containing data up to the previous day. After 12pm on Thursdays, the data shown in this release will not contain the most up to date published data. However, this weekly release provides additional commentary on trends in the data.

This release focuses on presenting data related to NHS hospital activity and capacity only. Information on wider contextual information such as cases and deaths are still available on Public Health Wales dashboard and published by the Office for National Statistics.

We also publish data weekly on the testing for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please see the UK Government dashboard for information on testing, cases, deaths and healthcare at a UK level.  Note the healthcare data presented in the UK dashboard differ from this publication. The UK dashboard includes data for acute hospitals to enable better comparability with other countries, whereas this publication includes data from acute, community and field hospitals.

The data are taken from management information and are subject to change. They have not been not been subject to the same validation processes undertaken for official statistics releases. However, they are provided to support transparency and understanding of NHS activity at this time. The official statistics should continue to be considered the authoritative source of data.

Please note that Cardiff and Vale were unable to supply hospital data for the 25 May 2021 due to a failed systems upgrade. Hospital data from Cardiff and Vale for 24 May 2021 has been used as a proxy for 25 May 2021 and will be revised on 26 May 2021. This revision will be published on our StatsWales website on 27 May 2021.

We are considering changing the content of this release and welcome your feedback on how you use the data published here, and our proposed changes. Please see the quality and methodology information section of the release for more detail on these proposals.


Datasets and interactive tools

NHS activity and capacity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: 27 May 2021 , file type: ODS, file size: 153 KB

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