HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc291-2W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people in nursing homes receive(a) higher, (b) medium and (c) lower level band funding in (i) England and (ii) Gloucestershire; and if he will make a statement; [155500]

(2) how many people in nursing homes receive continual help funding; what the criteria are for determining eligibility for such funding; and if he will make a statement. [155501]

Dr. Ladyman

Data on the number of people receiving each band of national health service funded nursing care are not collected centrally. There are roughly 20,000 people in nursing homes, at any one time, who are in receipt of fully funded NHS continuing care. All strategic health authorities have recently agreed fully funded NHS continuing care eligibility criteria that apply in their area.

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