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Care Homes: Elderly

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many visits the Minister for Care Services has made to (a) care homes, (b) day centres and (c) other services for older people. (254591)

I have undertaken visits to the following care homes for older people, day care centres for older people and other services for older people:

Visits for 2008

Date

Visit

Organisation

Location

Purpose

13 October 2008

Dignity tour—North East England

Service for older people

Dementia Care Partnership, Bradbury Centre

Tour of centre and meet staff and residents.

3 November 2008

Dignity tour—East of England

Services for older people

The Julian Hospital, Norwich, Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Trust

Tour of wards for older people, meet with staff and patients.

10 November 2008

Dignity tour—South East Coast

Care Home for older people

Red Oaks Care Home, Barchester Healthcare

Tour of home and meet staff and residents.

18 December 2008

Dignity visit, East Midlands

Services for older people

Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Manfield Health Campus, Northampton Northamptonshire

Tour of hospice and meet staff and patients.