Continuing Care

Health written question – answered on 24th March 2005.

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Photo of Mr Andrew Hunter Mr Andrew Hunter DUP, Basingstoke

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are receiving NHS continuing care in each strategic health authority in England.

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

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.

People receiving continuing care: March 2004
England (estimated)(42) 19,984
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire 435
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 830
Essex 698
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
West Yorkshire 688
Cumbria and Lancashire 376
Greater Manchester 984
Cheshire and Merseyside 1,074
Thames Valley 632
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
South Yorkshire 192
Trent 928
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.

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