Care (Older People)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:19 am on 6th September 2011.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford 11:19 am, 6th September 2011

Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the report by the all-party group on dementia that highlights that issue specifically? Dementia patients are extending their stays on hospital wards because they cannot go straight back to their residential care homes, and it is costing the NHS about £20 billion a year. It is a massive issue. Intermediate provision must be considered more closely to alleviate that financial pressure on the NHS.