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Intermediate Care

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what spending was allocated to each region for intermediate care provision in 2002–03; and what sums have been spent. [113068]

Of the additional investment for intermediate care and related services to promote independence announced in the NHS Plan, £120 million was made available for national health service investment in intermediate care in 2002–03. This is in addition to £150 million made available recurrently from 2000–01. Full details are in the intermediate care circular HSC 2001/01:LAC (2001)1, published in January 2001, which is available in the Library. This additional investment is included in general allocations. It is not identified separately.As part of the additional funding for intermediate care announced in the NHS Plan, new NHS capital investment of £66 million was made available over the two years 2002–03 and 2003–04 (£33 million each year) to support the development of intermediate care and, in particular, a growth in bed numbers. Of the £33 million allocated in 2002–03, around £15 million has been spent on new intermediate care schemes. The remainder has been deferred to 2003–04.Information on expenditure on intermediate care is not identified separately in published NHS accounts or financial returns.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether spending allocations for new intermediate care projects will be available in 2003–04; what the total sums in each (a) government office region and (b) strategic health authority are for 2003–04; and whether new bids will be invited. [113069]

As part of the additional funding for intermediate care announced in the NHS Plan, new national health service capital investment of £66 million was made available over the two years 2002–03 and 2003–04 (£33 million each year) to support the development of intermediate care and, in particular, a growth in bed numbers. All of this funding has been allocated. No further capital funding for intermediate care schemes is to be made available. Allocations agreed for 2003–04 by Directorate of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Strategic Health Authority (SHA) are shown in the table.

Intermediate care capital allocations 2003–04 by DHSC and SHA
£000
DHSCSHA2003–04 allocation
LondonNorth East London1,008
LondonNorth West London1,545
Total2,553
Midlands and EasternBirmingham and the Black Country3,457
Midlands and EasternEssex2,103
Midlands and EasternHertfordshire and Bedfordshire250
Midlands and EasternLeicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland620
Midlands and EasternNorfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire1,151
Midlands and EasternShropshire and Staffordshire30
Midlands and EasternSouthern West Midlands South1,663
Midlands and EasternTrent859
Total10,133
NorthCheshire and Merseyside3,200
NorthCo. Durham and Tees Valley330
NorthCumbria and Lancashire850
NorthGreater Manchester2,149
NorthNorth East Yorkshire and North Lines1,000
NorthNorthumberland and Tyne and Wear2,200
NorthWest Yorkshire1,183
Total10,912
SouthAvon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire1,963
SouthHampshire and Isle of Wight450
SouthKent and Medway2,100
SouthSouth West Peninsula90
SouthSurrey and Sussex4,450
SouthThames Valley350
Total9,403