HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c472W
11. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance on good practice she gives hospitals and health authorities on the provision of long-term hospital accommodation for the elderly.

Mr. Sackville

We made it clear in "Caring for People" that we expect health authorities to purchase continuous residential health care for those highly dependent elderly people who need it. We believe that such care is best provided in small, homely units in the community.