Table 6

Impact on costs

Cost itemSingle-bedroom hospital
Space requirementMore space required for wards but not for other areas
Building costs per bed5% higher in 100% single-bedroom hospital than in a 50% single-room hospital
Cleaning costs per bed53% higher in single bedrooms (extra £1050 per bed per year)
Number of bedsDecreased from 791 to 784 (−0.9%)
Nursing staff WTEIncreased from 1793 to 1847 WTE (3%)
Nursing staff costsIncreased from £60.88 million to 62.55 million (2.7%)
  • WTE, whole time equivalent.