HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c520W
Mr. Milburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department maintains about the destination of geriatric discharges from hospital. [2781]

Mr. Bowis

The latest centrally held information, 1993–94, on the destination on discharge of patients treated by consultants in geriatric medicine in national health service hospitals in England is as follows:

Destination on discharge Percentage
Usual residence 69.18
Deaths 17.23
NHS hospital outside district—general ward/younger physically disabled 5.70
Non-NHS institution 4.34
Local authority residential home 1.30
Temporary residence eg Hotels, residential educational institutions 1.22
NHS hospital outside district—mentally ill/handicapped ward 0.34
NHS nursing home 0.32
Not known 0.19
Special hospital 0.13

Figures do not add to 100 due to rounding.