HC Deb 30 July 1982 vol 28 c849W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if patients on hospital dialysis are eligible for attendance allowance; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rossi

No, unless they dialyse as a hospital outpatient and have attendance needs not associated with the dialysis treatment which are sufficient to entitle them to the allowance. But a patient who switches from outpatient to home dialysis can count the period as an outpatient towards the six months qualifying period for the allowance.