Nursing Homes

Health written question – answered on 11th March 2002.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing and residential care (a) homes and (b) beds have closed in Oxfordshire in each year since 1997.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health

I apologise to the hon. Member for the delay in responding to this question. I refer the hon. Member to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave my hon. Friend Mrs. Humble on 5 March 2002, Hansard, column 192W.

The number of residential and nursing care establishment closures in 1999 and 2000, together with number of new registrations, are presented in the table. Information is not available centrally on the number of beds associated with closures or new registrations.

Number of care home establishment closures and new home registrations in Oxfordshire, year ending 31 March
Residential(66) Nursing(67)
Number of establishment closures
1999 13 n/a
2000 16 1
Number of new registrations
1999 8 n/a
2000 17 7

n/a = not available

(66) Oxfordshire county council

(67) Oxfordshire health authorities

Source:

Registration and Inspection Survey

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