Hospital beds in Belgium 2000-2018

The number of hospital beds in Belgium has generally declined since the year 2000. At the start of the provided time interval there were approximately 68.9 thousand hospital beds in the country, by 2018 this figure stood at less than 64.3 thousand. Across the same time period the number of hospitals in Belgium (stat 556787) has also decreased. 

Healthcare workers in Belgium

   Although the number of healthcare beds in Belgium has decreased, the number of personnel working increased. The number of healthcare workers in Belgium in the period 2000 to 2016 has increased by over two hundred thousand. Furthermore, the number of practicing nurses in Belgium increased by around 35 thousand since the year 2000. 

Spending indicators on health

   Belgium’s expenditure on healthcare amounted to 10 percent of its’ GDP in 2017. It has been increasing overall since 1980. In comparison to other European countries, Belgium ranked relatively high on the share of GDP spent on health expenditures. Switzerland had the highest share of expenditure on health, spending 12.2 percent of its GDP in the regarded year.   

Number of hospital beds in Belgium from 2000 to 2018

Number of hospital beds
2018*64,248
201764,423
201665,314
201565,753
201465,590
201366,148
201266,477
2011 66,785
2010 66,645
2009 66,422
2008 66,925
2007 66,588
2006 67,009
2005 67,340
2004 67,566
2003 67,739
2002 67,570
2001 68,104
200068,903
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Provisional value.

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