The most recent available data are for March 2004. The reported number of people in each strategic health authority (SHA) in England receiving national health service continuing care at that time is shown in the table.
|Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire||435|
|Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire||830|
|North West London||1,468|
|North Central London||320|
|North East London||733|
|South East London||580|
|South West London||433|
|Northumberland, Tyne and Wear||1,081|
|County Durham and Tees Valley||1,374|
|North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire||705|
|Cumbria and Lancashire||376|
|Cheshire and Merseyside||1,074|
|Hampshire and Isle of Wight||530|
|Kent and Medway||770|
|Surrey and Sussex||719|
|Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire||741|
|South West Peninsula||516|
|Somerset and Dorset||241|
|Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland||215|
|Shropshire and Staffordshire||663|
|Birmingham and the Black Country||1,107|
|Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire||690|
(42) The estimated England figure does not equal the sum of the 28 SHAs listed in the table. This is because the following organisations did not return data in 2003–04:
5LC Westminster Primary Care Trust (PCT)
5A2 Norwich PCT.
5KR North and East Cornwall PCT.
The figures include people receiving NHS fully funded physical and mental health care over an extended period of time, as the result of disability, accident or illness. This can be in a NHS hospital, care home or peoples' own homes.
The figures exclude hospital admissions, people receiving intermediate care, NHS funded nursing care in a care home or any package of care jointly funded with social services.