NHS Continuing Healthcare statistics
The latest NHS CHC statistics for England show a small increase in overall numbers of people eligible for funding – up from 55,872 at the end of June to 57,016 in September (the figure stood was 63,000 in December 2014). Fast-track funding is now almost 36% of this total.
During the same period the number of NHS overnight beds in England fell by 1,396 to 127,225 (the figure was 134,573 in December 2014).
This means that in the last five years the number of people eligible for NHS CHC has fallen by 5,984 (9.5%) and the number of NHS beds has fallen by 7,348 (5.5%).