Friday, 5 June 2015

Rise in mental health bed occupancy

Rise in mental health bed occupancy Mental health bed occupancy has hit its highest level in at least five years, the latest NHS England figures show.

NHS Choices data shows acute bed occupancy was 100% at 10 out of 48 trustMental health beds had an average occupancy of 89.5% in 2014-15, the highest level in the dataset’s five year history. The figure marks a rise in occupancy of 2.9% on 2010-11 levels. The number of available beds fell from 23,515 in April 2010 to 21,374 in April 2015, a drop of 9.1%.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists recommends a ward occupancy level of 85% for effective care continue reading Community Care

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