Hospital Beds: Private Sector:Written question - 56198

Q
(South Cambridgeshire)
Asked on: 08 June 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Hospital Beds: Private Sector
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital beds the NHS has reserved within the private sector; and if he will publish the occupancy data for those beds as at 8 June 2020.
A
Answered by: Edward Argar
Answered on: 17 June 2020

National Health Service patients are benefitting from an unprecedented partnership with private hospitals in the United Kingdom as we battle the COVID-19 outbreak. The Department and NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with the independent sector to secure all appropriate inpatient capacity and other resource across England. This has increased NHS capacity and ensured that more facilities are available for patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

It is not currently possible to provide data on the occupancy of those beds for the time frame asked for.

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