HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 cc232-3W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many national health service beds were available in England in(a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002. [127352]

Mr. Hutton

The average daily number of available beds in wards open overnight in national health service trusts in England is shown in the table.

1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02
Average daily number of general and


135,080 135,794 136,583
Average daily number of beds in all


186,290 186,091 184,871


Department of Health form KHO3

This information is published annually on the Department of Health website at http://www.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity.