NHS Hospital Stay

Not a data request or a data issue

Dear Stephanie

Thank you for your data request submitted via DATA.GOV.UK regarding the cost of an NHS Hospital Stay.

Apologies for not responding before now, the cost of an overnight stay in hospital varies according to location and the type of services needed.  Data on NHS costs is not collected by bed day but according to the treatment required.  However a hospital stay is estimated to cost £400 per day.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards

Data request description: 
I would like to know how much overall a bed for one night's stay in a public NHS hospital would be. I would imagine this could be achieved by using total NHS spending and divide this figure by how many hospital beds there are in the United Kingdom.
Suggested use: 
Benefits overview: 
This figure would enable the entirety of the United Kingdom to be aware of how much it cost for overnight care at an NHS hospital. This could mean that the public into an insight as to the magnitude of the money spent on the NHS in a figure that people can relate to.