The NHS in England has 12,600 fewer hospital beds now, compared to 2010, including nearly 5,000 for mental health patients. At the same time, the crisis in social services as the result of cuts means that it is difficult to safely discharge patients from hospital. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/exclusive-how-many-beds-your-10285188.
“We made three mistakes that I regret, the first being restructuring the NHS. The rest are minor.”— unnamed Senior Conservative Cabinet Minister