Hospital Bed

Description

A Hospital Bed includes any device that may be used to permit a PATIENT to lie down when the need to do so is as a consequence of the PATIENT's condition rather than the need for active intervention such as examination, diagnostic investigation, manipulation/treatment, or transport. Cots should be included in statistics about  Hospital Beds where appropriate.

It should be noted that:

  • A couch or trolley should be considered as a Hospital Bed  provided it is used regularly to permit a PATIENT to lie down rather than for merely examination or transport. An example of such an arrangement is a day surgery ward furnished with trolleys

  • A PATIENT may need to use a Hospital Bed, couch or trolley whilst attending for a specific short procedure taking an hour or less, such as an endoscopy. If such devices are being used only because of the active intervention and not because of the PATIENT's condition, they should NOT be counted as Hospital Beds  for statistical purposes

  • A PATIENT needing a lengthy procedure such as renal dialysis may use a Hospital Bed or other means of support such as a couch or special chair. Whatever the device used it should be counted as a Hospital Bed  if used regularly for this purpose

  • Some procedures require narcosis. If this necessitates the PATIENT to lie down, the Hospital Bed, couch or trolley can be counted as a  Hospital Bed  if used regularly for this purpose

  • A device specifically and solely for the purpose of delivery should not be counted as a Hospital Bed  if another device is normally reserved for Antenatal and Postnatal care. Details of the facilities available for delivery in a maternity ward should be included in a WARD inventory.

Hospital Beds may be reserved and unavailable for a variety of reasons, including when they are vacated by PATIENTS who are on Home Leave.

A Hospital Bed vacated by a PATIENT while on Home Leave or Mental Health Leave of Absence for 28 days or less, or with a current period of Absence Without Leave of 28 days or less, may be recorded as reserved and not available because of Home Leave, Mental Health Leave of Absence or Absence Without Leave.

However, if a Hospital Bed that is reserved for whatever reason is occupied by another PATIENT it should be recorded as available and occupied.

Hospital Beds  may be used sometimes by healthy PERSONS accompanying a PATIENT. When this occurs the Hospital Bed should be recorded as unavailable because it is being used by a healthy PERSON.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Hospital Beds

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY ATTENDANCE DISPOSAL references in description Hospital Bed
Data Element ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY ATTENDANCE DISPOSAL CODE references in description Hospital Bed
Attribute ADMINISTRATIVE CATEGORY CODE references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Department references in description Hospital Bed
Attribute CRITICAL CARE DISCHARGE READY DATE references in description Hospital Bed
Attribute CRITICAL CARE DISCHARGE READY TIME references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Community Bed-based Intermediate Care references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Consultant Out-patient Episode references in description Hospital Bed
Data Element DECIDED TO ADMIT DATE references in description Hospital Bed
Class DECISION TO ADMIT references in description Hospital Bed
Class DIAGNOSTIC TEST REQUEST references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Day Care Facility references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Discharge Ready Date references in description Hospital Bed
Class ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST references in description Hospital Bed
Supporting Information Elective Admission references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Elective Admission List references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Healthy Person Stay references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Home Leave references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Hospital Bed references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Hospital Provider Spell references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Hospital Site references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Hospital Stay references in description Hospital Bed
Attribute INTENDED MANAGEMENT references in description Hospital Bed
Attribute LODGING END TIME references in description Hospital Bed
Attribute LODGING START TIME references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Mental Health Trial Leave references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Midwife Episode references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Other Intermediate Care Waiting Time Measurement references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Other Intermediate Care within 2 Days Waiting Time Measurement references in description Hospital Bed
Class PATIENT references in description Hospital Bed
Attribute PATIENT CLASSIFICATION references in description Hospital Bed
Data Element PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE references in description Hospital Bed
Class RIGHT OF ADMISSION references in description Hospital Bed
Class WARD references in description Hospital Bed
Class WARD OPERATIONAL PLAN references in description Hospital Bed
NHS Business Definition Ward Stay references in description Hospital Bed