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Care Homes

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in residential care homes in England and Wales require 24 hour health care; and how many of these pay for their care costs. [113778]

The Department does not collect this information on the basis of location. It would be most unusual for an individual in a care home not providing nursing care to require 24-hour health care. Six out of 10 care home residents receive some or all of their care costs from public funding.