HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c348W
Angela Watkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for funding the mental nursing needs of people suffering from dementia in care homes. [82483]

Jacqui Smith

National health service funded nursing care applies equally to care home residents, regardless of the condition they have. The important issue is the level of input into their care from a registered nurse. This applies to mental health needs as well as to the physical needs of the resident.