Bed Availability and Occupancy Data – Overnight

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. Prior to 2010-11 the KH03 was an annual return collecting beds by ward classification.

Guidance and further information is available here.
Data on beds open day only is available here.

Note for 2020-21 data

Hospital capacity has had to be organised in new ways as a result of the pandemic to treat Covid and non-Covid patients separately and safely in meeting the enhanced Infection Prevention Control measures. This results in beds and staff being deployed differently from in previous years in both emergency and elective settings within the hospital. As a result caution should be exercised in comparing overall occupancy rates between this year and previous years. In general hospitals will experience capacity pressures at lower overall occupancy rates than would previously have been the case.

Beds open overnight

Time-series

Beds Time-series 2010-11 onwards (XLS, 96KB)
Beds Time-series 2010-11 onwards (Adjusted for missing data) (XLS, 85KB)
Beds Time Series – 1987-88 to 2009-10 (XLS, 34K)

2021-22

NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2021-22 (XLS, 132KB)

2020-21

NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2020-21 (XLS, 128KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2020-21 (XLS, 130KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2020-21 (XLS, 130KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2020-21 (revised 20.05.2021) (XLS, 130KB)

2019-20

NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2019-20 (revised 19.11.2020) (XLS, 135KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2019-20 (revised 19.11.2020) (XLS, 134KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2019-20 (revised 19.11.2020) (XLS, 136KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2019-20 (revised 19.11.2020) (XLS, 136KB)

2018-19

NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2018-19 (XLS, 133KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2018-19 (revised 21.11.2019) (XLS, 137KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2018-19 (revised 24.05.2019) (XLS, 136KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2018-19 (revised 24.05.2019) (XLS, 138KB)

2017-18

NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2017-18 (revised 24.05.2019) (XLS, 135KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2017-18 (revised 24.05.2019) (XLS, 137KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2017-18 (revised 24.05.2018) (XLS, 137KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2017-18 (revised 24.05.2018) (XLS, 138KB)

2016-17
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2016-17 (revised 23.11.2017) (XLS, 145KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2016-17 (revised 23.11.2017) (XLS, 148KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2016-17 (revised 23.11.2017) (XLS, 148KB)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2016-17 (revised 23.11.2017) (XLS, 149KB)

2015-16
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2015-16 (revised 18.08.2016) (XLS, 149K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2015-16 (revised 23.02.2017) (XLS, 148K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2015-16 (revised 23.02.2017) (XLS, 148K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2015-16 (revised 23.02.2017) (XLS, 150K)

2014-15
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2014-15 (revised 19.11.2015) (XLS, 155K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2014-15 (revised 19.11.2015) (XLS, 157K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2014-15 (revised 19.11.2015) (XLS, 159K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2014-15 (revised 19.11.2015) (XLS, 150K)

2013-14
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2013-14 (revised 20.11.2014) (XLS, 157K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2013-14 (revised 22.05.2014) (XLS, 330K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2013-14 (revised 22.05.2014) (XLS, 331K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2013-14 (revised 22.05.2014) (XLS, 333K)

2012-13
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2012-13 (revised 21.11.2013) (XLS, 323K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2012-13 (revised 21.11.2013) (XLS, 332K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2012-13 (revised 23.05.2013)(XLS, 333K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2012-13 (revised 23.05.2013)(XLS, 327K)

2011-12
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2011-12 (XLS, 332K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2011-12 (XLS, 334K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2011-12 (XLS, 343K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2011-12 (XLS, 350K)

2010-11
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 4, 2010-11 (XLS, 393K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 3, 2010-11 (XLS, 400K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 2, 2010-11 (XLS, 406K)
NHS organisations in England, Quarter 1, 2010-11 (XLS, 406K)

2009-10
Download – England, 2009-10 (XLS, 26K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2009-10 (XLS, 416K)

2008-09
Download – England, 2008-09 (XLS, 26K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2008-09 (XLS, 414K)

2007-08
Download – England, 2007-08 (XLS, 26K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2007-08 (XLS, 431K)

2006-07
Download – England, 2006-07 (XLS, 25K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2006-07 (XLS, 399K)

2005-06
Download – England, 2005-06 (XLS, 47K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2005-06 (XLS, 501K)

2004-05
Download – England, 2004-05 (XLS, 41K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2004-05 (XLS, 508K)

2003-04
Download – England, 2003-04 (XLS, 35K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2003-04 (XLS, 362K)

2002-03
Download – England, 2002-03 (XLS, 26K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2002-03 (XLS, 331K)

2001-02
Download – England, 2001-02 (XLS, 26K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2001-02 (XLS, 276K)

2000-01
Download – England, 2000-01 (XLS, 20K)
Download – NHS Organisations in England, 2000-01 (XLS, 130K)