This package contains a many-to-many mapping between local authority districts and NHS Acute Trusts in England; details of this mapping (including a summary of the methods and a quick-start guide) can be found in vignettes/mapping-summary.
This package also has functionality to download trust-level hospital admissions data, published weekly on the NHS COVID-19 Hospital Activity webpage. Data published on date
YYYY-MM-DD can be downloaded using the function
get_admissions(release_date = "YYYY-MM-DD"). This function can also be used to return estimated admissions by upper-tier and lower-tier local authorities. See the quick start below, the vignettes, and the package documentation for more.
Install the stable development version of the package using
Install the unstable development version of the package with:
Load the package.
Download the latest admissions mapped to lower-tier local authority (LTLA) using the default mapping. Note: This data is updated weekly each Thursday and the mapping is a probabilistic estimate.
adm <- get_admissions("ltla")
Map the latest available estimates by LTLA using one of the built in package shapefiles.
Plot the time series of estimated admissions in an example LTLA (here Derby).
library(ggplot2) library(dplyr) #> #> Attaching package: 'dplyr' #> The following objects are masked from 'package:stats': #> #> filter, lag #> The following objects are masked from 'package:base': #> #> intersect, setdiff, setequal, union adm %>% filter(geo_name %in% "Derby") %>% ggplot(aes(x = date, y = admissions)) + geom_col(width = 0.9, col = "grey50", fill = "grey85") + theme_minimal() + labs(x = "Date", y = "Daily Hospital Admissions", title = "Covid-19 Admissions in Derby", subtitle = "Estimated using a probabilistic mapping from NHS Trusts to lower-tier local authority level")