The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:
Monthly situation reports on critical care beds, cancelled operations and delayed transfers of care.
The main findings for January 2011 were:
• There were 3,560 adult critical care beds available with 3,016 occupied in January 2011. This compares to 3,535 available and 3,088 occupied in December 2010.
• The number of urgent operations cancelled was 222 in January 2011. This compares with 322 urgent operations cancelled in December 2010.
• The number of delayed transfers of care for January 2011 is 4,640 and the total number of delayed days in the month was 113,304. Of those 4,640, 2,543 were acute patients and of the delayed days 59,156 were acute.
Please note that this publication previously included A&E statistics. These figures are now published on a weekly basis at the following link
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