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 Hospital2,847
Barnstaple Hospital49
Torbay Hospital11
Plymouth Hospital15
Community Hospital75
Outside Devon231
Total3,228

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Elective admissions 2016

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital7,042
Barnstaple Hospital180
Torbay Hospital12
Plymouth Hospital109
Community Hospital1,113
Outside Devon510
Total8,966

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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 Hospital4,790
Barnstaple Hospital185
Torbay Hospital46
Plymouth Hospital21
Community Hospital8,120
Outside Devon662
Total13,824

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Births 2010-2015

 Number
RD&E Exeter Hospital1,816
Barnstaple Hospital30
Torbay Hospital<5
Plymouth Hospital8
Home64
Community Hospital289
Outside Devon161
Total2,368

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