||<p>From April 2010, NHS England started to publish quarterly information on the numbers
of available and occupied beds open overnight and day only within National Health
Service organisations. Previously, annual data was published.</p><p>A table showing
the numbers of NHS hospital beds for the requested years is attached due to the size
of the data.</p><p>There has been a long-term reduction in the number of general and
acute beds open overnight because hospitals are dealing with patients more efficiently.
The NHS now performs more day cases, length of stay is decreasing and more people
are treated in community settings.</p>