HC Deb 28 February 1990 vol 168 c227W
Mr. Blair

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list by local authority area the total number of places in(a) private, (b) voluntary and (c) local authority residential and nursing homes; if he will give a breakdown of these places along the lines of the categories used by his Department to decide on limits for payments to people living in private and voluntary residential care and nursing homes; and if he will give a breakdown of the numbers of people in such homes who receive income support, by local authority area.

Mr. Freeman

The information on number of places in residential accommodation is not available in the form requested. Information at 31 March 1988 about the number of places in(a) registered private, (b) registered voluntary and (c) local authority residential care homes by local authority and by primary function has been placed in the Library. These figures are provisional.

Information on private and voluntary nursing homes is not collected centrally in the format requested. For the latest information available centrally on the number of beds in each district health authority area, I refer the hon. Member to the publication "Private hospitals, homes and clinics registered under section 23 of the Registered Homes Act 1984, National, Regional and District Summaries for the financial year 1987–88", copies of which have been placed in the Library.

The information requested about income support is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Security, but I understand that the information is not available in the form requested. At May 1989 there

Royal Marsden SHA "Other medical" Christie Hospital "Other medical" Radiotherapy
Expenditure on patients using a bed £ 13,088,575 2,959,075 4,379,215
Patient Days 94,099 19,386 55,309
Consultant episodes 13,219 16,510 6,029
Cost per day £ 139.09 152.64 79.18
Cost per episode £ 990.13 179.23 726.36
Expenditure on outpatients £ 6,742,122 533,115 1,177,563
Number of attendances 90,849 7,415 34,507
Cost per attendance £ 74.21 71.90 34.13


1. Patients using a bed includes in-patients and day cases who are admitted to hospital for procedures undertaken during one day.

2. The expenditure in the table is related to the direct patient treatment costs only and does not include general overheads costs borne by individual health authorities as a whole.