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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

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital274
Barnstaple Hospital1,236
Torbay Hospital<5
Plymouth Hospital184
Community Hospital122
Outside Devon41
Total1,857

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Elective admissions 2016

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital1,571
Barnstaple Hospital1,575
Torbay Hospital5
Plymouth Hospital247
Community Hospital207
Outside Devon185
Total3,790

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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 Hospital399
Barnstaple Hospital2,045
Torbay Hospital16
Plymouth Hospital195
Community Hospital303
Outside Devon1,479
Total4,437

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Births 2010-2015

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital193
Barnstaple Hospital433
Torbay Hospital0
Plymouth Hospital23
Home29
Community Hospital40
Outside Devon15
Total733

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