Paediatric intensive care expands with 37 new beds

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1439

The government has announced plans to provide 37 more paediatric intensive care beds throughout England. The health secretary, Mr Stephen Dorrell, said that up to 30 of these beds would be available in time for the coming winter. Another seven beds are planned for next financial year. In addition, a further 18 high dependency beds are proposed.

There are currently 196 paediatric intensive care and 53 high dependency beds in 27 units across England. The plan for more beds …

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