HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 c272W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the(a) provision, (b) collection and (c) disposal of continence wear to older children and adults cost the NHS in the last year for which figures are available. [154773]

Dr. Ladyman

Information in the form requested is not available centrally. However, the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA) estimates that over the past 12 months National Health Service trusts have spent approximately £23 million on disposable products and £150 thousand on reusable products. Additionally, PASA estimates that approximately £22 million was spent by the NHS on home delivery products for people with incontinence. Together, this gives a total spend of around £45 million by the NHS on continence products in the last 12 months.

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