HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 cc320-1W
Mr. David Young

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with whom the obligation of payment rests when a patient is discharged from hospital because of a lack of long-stay beds and is still in need of continuing care in a private nursing home.

Mr. Bowis

Under the new community care arrangements health and local authorities have been required to agree their respective responsibilities for long-term care and procedures governing hospital discharge.