Bed Availability and Occupancy

The KH03 is a quarterly collection from all NHS organisations that operate beds, open overnight or day only. It collects the total number of available bed days and the total number of occupied bed days by consultant main specialty.

Data for this collection is available back to 2000-01.


Overnight Beds
Day only Beds

Archived Data

Prior to 2010-11 the KH03 was an annual return collecting beds by ward classification. It also included data on Residential Care beds.
Residential Care Beds
Critical Care Beds Census

Statistical Press Notice

Statistical Press Notice, Quarter 1 2020-21 (PDF, 74KB)

Pre-release Access List

KH03 Pre Release Access List (PDF, 47KB)


KH03 Guidance June 2020 (PDF, 265KB)

KH03 FAQ (PDF, 98KB)

Contact Us

For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:

Operational Information for Commissioning (National)
NHS England
Room 5E15
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Great Britain