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Health: Therapy

Volume 689: debated on Thursday 1 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to ensure that therapy is available, particularly for the elderly, following hospital treatment. [HL2081]

Through the provision of intermediate care services, patients who would otherwise be required to remain in hospital for long periods have access to a short period of community-based intensive rehabilitation and treatment or intensive care. The NHS Plan set clear targets for the expansion of intermediate care services and since 1999-2000 the National Health Service has delivered an extra 18,253 beds and places in intermediate care.