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14 minutes:
the average time required for inhabitants of Normandy's sustainable urban areas to all reach health care facilities by car

5 minutes:
the average time required to reach the family GP



Inhabitants of Normandy's sustainable urban area's (burghs and small towns) reside, on average, a 14 minute drive away from all major healthcare facilities (doctor, nurse, chemist, physiotherapist, dentist, ambulance, maternity hospital, casualty department, short-stay hospitals/healthcare centres, medium to long-stay hospitals/healthcare centres).
Throughout the region, less than fifty communes are located more than thirty minutes by car from the entire range of healthcare facilities. Furthermore, they are relatively dispersed throughout the territory. Only 15,000 inhabitants are concerned (i.e. 1.5% of small town sustainable urban areas, compared to a national figure of 12.5%).
If hospital services are excluded (a small number throughout the territory), access time for Normandy's inhabitants living outside major conurbations are reduced to an average of only five minutes.
In 2004, Normandy's healthcare facilities collectively provided 10,200 beds or places. With 71 beds for 10,000 inhabitants, Normandy is better equipped than the national average (68 beds).

An equipment level above the national average with regard to short stay hospital beds.
Three out of four hospital beds are within public healthcare facilities.
Both capacity and duration are on the decrease for short stay admissions.
Home-based care is developing.
In 2005, Normandy had a total of 9,555 beds for complete hospitalisation. Normandy's facilities are above the French average (with 4.15 complete hospitalisation beds for 1,000 inhabitants, compared to a national figure of 3.72). This higher level of equipment is essentially due to an increased number of beds in medical units (2.3 compared to 1.8 for France). Short stays represent 67% of complete hospital beds in the public sector and 52% in the private sector. The number of hospital beds in Normandy devoted to follow-up and rehabilitation care is lower than the national average (1.37 beds per 1,000 inhabitants compared to 1.49 on a national scale).

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Either self-employed or salaried at 1st January 2006
Number of practitioners: 4,045 in Normandy, 2,176 in Calvados, 1,205 in Manche and 664 in Orne.
- Including general practitioners: 2,0598 in Normandy; 1,032 in Calvados, 652 n Manche and 375 Orne.
- Specialists: 1,986 in Normandy; 1,144 in Calvados, 553 in Manche and 289 Orne.
Pharmacists: 1,345 in Normandy; 701 in Calvados, 409 in Manche and 235 Orne.
Dental surgeons: 617 in Normandy; 312 in Calvados, 195 in Manche and 1103 Orne.
Physiotherapists: 1,027 in Normandy; 484 in Calvados, 372 in Manche and 171 Orne.
Midwives: 432 in Normandy; 230 in Calvados, 135 in Manche and 67 Orne.
Speech therapists: 259 in Normandy; 141 in Calvados, 80 in Manche and 38 Orne.
Psychomotricians: 128 in Normandy; 63 in Calvados, 42 in Manche and 23 Orne.
Orthoptists: 30 in Normandy; 15 in Calvados, 10 in Manche and 5 Orne.
Chiropodists: 224 in Normandy; 102 in Calvados, 80 in Manche and 42 Orne.
Occupational therapists: 126 in Normandy; 65 in Calvados, 44 in Manche and 17 Orne.

HOSPITAL FACILITIES
Breakdown of healthcare facilities in Normandy, in 2007, according to status: 61
Public healthcare centres: 32 (Calvados: 11, Manche: 11, Orne: 10)
Private profit-making healthcare facilities: 17 (Calvados: 8, Manche: 7, Orne: 2)
Private non-profit-making healthcare facilities: 12 (Calvados: 5, Manche: 3, Orne: 4)






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