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Use of health services

The availability and use of health services varies considerably by area. This set of charts and tables show the number and percentage of health care admissions and attendances for the area by service used. The services are the four hospitals in Devon, community hospitals and local minor injury units and walk-in centres, providers outside Devon, and in the case of births, home births. The activity types are non-elective or unplanned admissions, elective or planned admissions, urgent care activity (A&E, walk-in centres and minor injuries unit), and births.

Counts of less than 5 are suppressed; totals are the sum of non-suppressed figures.

Non elective admissions 2016

RD&E Exeter Hospital39,217
Barnstaple Hospital15,255
Torbay Hospital14,958
Plymouth Hospital10,954
Community Hospital1,829
Outside Devon2,969


Elective admissions 2016

RD&E Exeter Hospital86,817
Barnstaple Hospital21,843
Torbay Hospital17,686
Plymouth Hospital13,041
Community Hospital9,250
Outside Devon9,816


Urgent Care 2016

A&E is accident and emergency, MIU is minor injury unit, WIC is walk-in centre

RD&E Exeter Hospital82,111
Barnstaple Hospital37,959
Torbay Hospital10,063
Plymouth Hospital12,463
Community Hospital66,774
Outside Devon10,731


Births 2010-2015

RD&E Exeter Hospital21,736
Barnstaple Hospital8,746
Torbay Hospital5,494
Plymouth Hospital3,601
Community Hospital1,731
Outside Devon815