HC Deb 22 April 1993 vol 223 c168W
Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average total cost per patient per week of providing in-patient care to residents of long-stay mental handicap hospitals in England.

Mr. Yeo

Information in the precise form requested is not available centrally. Specialty cost returns submitted to the Department by health authorities and national health service trusts for 1991–92 indicate the average cost per patient week for the mental handicap specialty was £665. This figure, which is provisional, is inclusive of treatment, accommodation and overhead costs.

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