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

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital2,159
Barnstaple Hospital126
Torbay Hospital14
Plymouth Hospital54
Community Hospital148
Outside Devon68
Total2,569

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Elective admissions 2016

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital2,852
Barnstaple Hospital121
Torbay Hospital5
Plymouth Hospital73
Community Hospital130
Outside Devon77
Total3,258

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Urgent Care 2016

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

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital2,330
Barnstaple Hospital197
Torbay Hospital44
Plymouth Hospital38
Community Hospital649
Outside Devon220
Total3,478

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Births 2010-2015

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital554
Barnstaple Hospital16
Torbay Hospital<5
Plymouth Hospital<5
Home26
Community Hospital118
Outside Devon5
Total719

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