HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c923W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people benefited from the building capacity grant. [64515]

Jacqui Smith

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 17 June 2002,Official Report, column 168W.

This approach has already led to over 1,000 hospital beds no longer occupied by people awaiting discharge from hospital over the period from September 2001 to March 2002. Half of the £100 million allocated in 2001–02 was spent on additional packages of care, either in residential homes or patients' own homes.

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