HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 c913W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the composition in terms of location of the extra intermediate care beds which have been introduced, and are planned to be introduced, under the National Plan. [47843]

Jacqui Smith

A survey of NHS intermediate care in England was carried out in August 2001. Local health and social care communities were asked to provide data for intermediate care services in place in 1999–2000, and those planned at that time for 2001–02, to enable progress lin achieving the NHS Plan targets for intermediate care beds and places to be measured.

The results of the survey showed that by the end of 2001–02 there would be, compared to the baseline of 1999–2000, around an additional 2,400 intermediate care beds. The full results of the survey, giving data by region and by health authority, are in the Library.