Reference 2018-153

REF:          2018-153 

Subject:      Bed numbers at the Trust 

 

 

Request:

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I would like to request the following information:

  • The number of General and Acute beds available for overnight occupancy the Trust expects to have by the end of financial year 2020/2021.  I would like this figure to be calculated using the same criteria as the standard KHO3 .  I enclose the link here

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/bed-availability-and-occupancy/bed-data-overnight/

 

  • The number of core General and Acute beds the Trust expects to have by the end of financial year 2020/2021. I would like this figure to be calculated using the same criteria as that used for the weekly situation reports on bed occupancy.   I enclose an example here:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/winter-daily-sitreps/winter-daily-sitrep-2017-18-data/

 

Please note that this is core beds only and does not include escalation beds

 

  • Is the trust currently part of any discussions, whether at trust or at any other level, on whether the overall number, or the core number of general and acute beds should be reduced?  If so, what stage are those discussions at and who with? (eg firm plans, consultation stage, working group stage etc)

 

 

 

Response:

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I would like to request the following information:

 

(1)         The number of General and Acute beds available for overnight occupancy the Trust expects to have by the end of financial year 2020/2021.  I would like this figure to be calculated using the same criteria as the standard KHO3 .  I enclose the link here

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/bed-availability-and-occupancy/bed-data-overnight/

There are no plans to increase the numbers of beds, so our beds are as per the KHO3 return.
 

(2)         The number of core General and Acute beds the Trust expects to have by the end of financial year 2020/2021. I would like this figure to be calculated using the same criteria as that used for the weekly situation reports on bed occupancy.   I enclose an example here:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/winter-daily-sitreps/winter-daily-sitrep-2017-18-data/

 

Please note that this is core beds only and does not include escalation beds

(3)         Is the trust currently part of any discussions, whether at trust or at any other level, on whether the overall number, or the core number of general and acute beds should be reduced?  If so, what stage are those discussions at and who with? (eg firm plans, consultation stage, working group stage etc) We have no plans to scale back hospital beds.