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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information NHS beds by date and use

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, daily information on NHS beds has been collected specifically to support transparency and understanding of NHS activity and capacity. Figures show the number of invasive ventilated beds and general and acute beds by use, hospital type, local health board and date. 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.

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[Collapse]General and acute beds available Click here to sortGeneral and acute beds available [Collapse]Invasive ventilated beds available Click here to sortInvasive ventilated beds available
[Collapse]General and acute beds occupied Click here to sortGeneral and acute beds occupied [Expand]Click here to sortVacant general and acute beds [Collapse]Invasive ventilated bed occupiedClick here to sortInvasive ventilated bed occupied[Expand]Click here to sortVacant invasive ventilated beds
[Expand]Click here to sortGeneral and acute beds occupied by COVID-19 case [Expand]Click here to sortGeneral and acute beds occupied by non-COVID-19 case [Expand]Click here to sortInvasive ventilated bed occupied by COVID-19 case [Expand]Click here to sortInvasive ventilated bed occupied by non-COVID-19 case
15 Aug 20203796,9847,3631,5788,9415118123134257
16 Aug 20203307,1377,4671,4748,9416116122128250
17 Aug 20203607,3097,6691,2888,9573126129121250
18 Aug 20203197,3217,6401,3168,9566119125125250
19 Aug 20203267,2937,6191,3228,9415119124126250
20 Aug 20203267,2707,5961,3408,93610119129121250
21 Aug 20202727,2817,5531,3938,9466123129121250
22 Aug 20203116,9967,3071,6328,9393111114136250
23 Aug 20202697,1597,4281,4878,9155109114136250
24 Aug 20202667,2657,5311,3738,9044118122128250
25 Aug 20202747,2457,5191,3968,9154122126124250
26 Aug 20203177,1617,4781,4288,9066110116134250
27 Aug 20202947,1177,4111,4868,8976117123127250
28 Aug 20203127,0697,3811,4908,8713125128122250
29 Aug 20202446,9867,2301,6428,8723126129119248
30 Aug 20202497,0377,2861,5988,8849126135113248
1 Sep 20202517,3447,5951,3438,93814126140108248
2 Sep 20202777,3357,6121,3338,94514119133115248
3 Sep 20202827,2517,5331,4298,96211118129119248
4 Sep 20202387,2447,4821,4908,9728140148100248
5 Sep 20202227,2467,4681,4678,9351014215296248
6 Sep 20202597,2697,5281,4228,9501013914999248
7 Sep 20202717,4027,6731,2678,9409136145103248
8 Sep 20202407,4227,6621,2828,9449137146102248
9 Sep 20202847,3977,6811,2648,9458139147100247
10 Sep 20202487,4177,6651,2798,944714415196247
11 Sep 20202917,3447,6351,3148,9497134141106247
12 Sep 20202857,2757,5601,3608,9208128136112248
13 Sep 20202187,4377,6551,2638,91811128139109248
14 Sep 20202537,4907,7431,2048,94710126136112248
15 Sep 20202607,2417,5011,4468,9476140146102248

Metadata

Title
NHS beds by use, local health board, hospital type and date

Last update
10 September 2020 10 September 2020

Next update
17 September 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)

Contact email
stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation
Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Wales

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, daily information on NHS beds has been collected specifically to support transparency and understanding of NHS activity and capacity. Figures show the number of invasive ventilated beds and general and acute beds by use, hospital type, local health board and date. 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.

Data collection and calculation
Daily return from NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) at a hospital level and local health board (LHB) level. Data is submitted via a TEXT file and transferred to a SQL database. As the return is sourced from management information, hospital level data are not suitable for publication.

Frequency of publication
Weekly

Data reference periods
April 2020 onwards. Following further validation, data coverage prior to April 2020 was decided to not be suitable for publication. As the data collection was set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, not all health boards were able to provide all of the information in the first week of data collection.

Revisions information
Historic data are subject to revision at any point as hospitals can re-submitted a return anytime, and therefore may differ to that previously published information.

Statistical quality
Figures include data from acute hospitals from 1 April 2020, field hospitals from 20 April 2020, community hospitals from 23 April 2020, mental health units from 10 July, and exclude data from private hospitals. Mental health units data are submitted each Friday and rolled forward for the following week unless there is a major change in circumstances. Data for Powys is only available from 23 April when community hospitals were included as it does not have acute hospitals. Prior to 10 July 2020, Cardiff and Vale and Cwm Taf Morgannwg health boards captured some mental health bed figures in their acute hospitals figures. From June 2020, hospitals have started to close some of the additional surge capacity that was previously put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic. Invasive ventilated beds are beds with invasive ventilation, both inside and outside a critical care setting, and including surge capacity. Please see the Chief Statistician’s blog for more information on the terminology around invasive ventilated beds. There are usually around 152 critical care beds in Wales. General and acute beds are all adult beds regardless of whether they provide non-invasive ventilation or no ventilation. COVID-19 related beds include patients with confirmed, suspected and recovering from COVID-19. Recovering patients was a category introduced on 26 May to capture patients who were COVID-19 positive in hospital and who showed no symptoms for 14+ days but remained in hospital on a COVID-19 treatment pathway, often for rehabilitation. Aneurin Bevan started reporting recovering patients from 7 June, but these were captured in the confirmed COVID-19 category before. Cardiff and Vale classified recovering patients as non-COVID-19 patients between 1 May and 22 May. Following the change in guidance, Cardiff and Vale re-categorised these patients as COVID-19 patients, capturing them in the confirmed COVID-19 category until the recovering category was introduced on 26 May.

Weblinks
https://gov.wales/nhs-activity-and-capacity-during-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic

Please see the Chief Statistician’s blog for more information on data quality generally. https://digitalanddata.blog.gov.wales/2020/06/04/chief-statisticians-update-measuring-people-in-hospital-and-some-thoughts-on-data-quality/' target='newtab'>https://digitalanddata.blog.gov.wales/2020/06/04/chief-statisticians-update-measuring-people-in-hospital-and-some-thoughts-on-data-quality/

Please see the Chief Statistician’s blog for more information on the terminology around invasive ventilated beds: https://digitalanddata.blog.gov.wales/

Please see the Chief Statistician’s blog for more information on reporting on recovering patients: https://digitalanddata.blog.gov.wales/2020/06/04/chief-statisticians-update-measuring-people-in-hospital-and-some-thoughts-on-data-quality/' target='newtab'>https://digitalanddata.blog.gov.wales/2020/06/04/chief-statisticians-update-measuring-people-in-hospital-and-some-thoughts-on-data-quality/

Please see the UK Government COVID-19 dashboard for information on healthcare at a UK level: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/healthcare

Keywords
COVID-19, Coronavirus, NHS, patients, beds