HL Deb 06 December 2004 vol 667 c28WA
Baroness Greengross

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Warner on 22 January (WA 150), whether they have now fulfilled the commitment they gave on 27 March 2003 (HL Deb, col. 984), during the passage of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act 2003, that every patient concerned should be assessed for fully-funded continuing care before social services are contacted. [HL70]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner)

Under the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Act 2003, the process when arranging hospital discharges is to consider a patient for fully funded National Health Service continuing care and arrange an appropriate continuing care assessment before notifying social services.

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