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Winter Emergencies

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the total payments for winter emergencies to each local authority and each health district in London; and what (a) conditions and (b) monitoring requirements are attached to such payments. [17373]

The allocation of additional resources to health authorities in London is set out in the table. The table also shows how much each of the London HAs will be transferring to its local authority social services departments.

London HasAdditional resources allocated to each HAAmount of HA allocation for socialservices initiatives £000
Barking and Havering1,092808
Brent and Harrow1,419340
Camden and Islington1,429171
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow2,9191,080
East London and The City3,5631,603
Enfield and Haringey1,431286
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster690282
Redbridge and Waltham Forest2,121890
Bexley and Greenwich1,097347
Kingston and Richmond988195
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham13,980828
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth2,332528
Information correct as at 24 November 1997.
1 Includes an extra £300,000 allocated to London Ambulance Services to be administered by the HA.
The allocations were made to health authorities and trusts to manage additional winter emergency service pressures and are directed towards specific schemes which should prove of lasting benefit. Considerable investment has been targeted at developments in primary and community health services, and social services, which help care for people at home or expedite their discharge from hospital when it is appropriate.Both North and South Thames Regional Offices will monitor progress on all schemes via their regular contact with health authorities and trusts.