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 Hospital1,644
Barnstaple Hospital13
Torbay Hospital<5
Plymouth Hospital40
Community Hospital157
Outside Devon24
Total1,878

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Elective admissions 2016

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital2,152
Barnstaple Hospital6
Torbay Hospital<5
Plymouth Hospital24
Community Hospital60
Outside Devon32
Total2,274

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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 Hospital1,673
Barnstaple Hospital17
Torbay Hospital14
Plymouth Hospital31
Community Hospital553
Outside Devon92
Total2,380

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Births 2010-2015

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital463
Barnstaple Hospital<5
Torbay Hospital0
Plymouth Hospital6
Home13
Community Hospital83
Outside Devon<5
Total565

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