Care Homes

Health written question – answered at on 15 November 2004.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many new care homes have been built by local authorities in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear and (d) England in each year since 1997;

(2) how many new care homes are being built in the private sector in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear and (d) England in each year since 1997;

(3) how many new care homes have been built in the voluntary sector in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear and (d) England in each year since 1997;

(4) how many care homes have closed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and Wear and (d) England in each year since 1997.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

Information about the total number of care homes is collected, but information about the number of care homes opening and closing is not centrally available.

Data are not available for the areas requested. The table shows the number of care homes for the nearest equivalent areas at 31 March for the years 1997 to 2001.

I understand from the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that figures for later years were collected by the National Care Standards Commission and now CSCI, but that comparable details are not available.

The number of care homes in Gateshead and South Tyneside, Newcastle and North Tyneside, Northumberland, and England, 1997–2001 1 -- Rounded numbers
Residential Homes Nursing Homes(59)
Local authority Private Voluntary Independent Total
England
1997 2,260 16,830 3,850 5,920 28,850
1998 2,230 16,610 3,930 6,180 28,950
1999 2,070 16,640 3,860 6,110 28,680
2000 2,030 16,460 3,950 5,880 28,320
2001 1,870 15,980 3,940 5,680 27,480
Gateshead and South Tyneside
1997 30 60 50 40 170
1998 40 90 30 40 190
1999 40 100 20 40 190
2000 30 90 30 30 180
2001 30 100 30 30 190
Newcastle and North Tyneside
1997 30 130 30 60 240
1998 20 130 30 50 240
1999 20 140 40 60 250
2000 20 160 40 60 280
2001 20 120 40 60 250
Northumberland
1997 20 100 30 20 170
1998 20 100 20 30 170
1999 20 110 30 30 180
2000 20 110 30 30 180
2001 10 100 30 30 170

(58) Nursing relates to Gateshead and South Tyneside Health Authority, Newcastle and North Tyneside HA, and Northumberland HA; Residential care relates to Gateshead Council with Social Services Responsibilities (CSSR), South Tyneside CSSR, Newcastle CSSR, North Tyneside CSSR, and Northumberland CSSR.

(59) Nursing home figures include places in general nursing homes, mental nursing homes and private hospitals and clinics.

Source:

RA and RH(N) form A.

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