Information on the number of homes was collected by the Department for the years 1997 and 2001. The table shows the number of residential and nursing care homes in Bexley, as at
|Number of residential and nursing care homes in Bexley, as at 31 March, 1997 and 2001|
|(1 )Residential data are for Bexley authority. (2) Nursing data in 1997 are for Bexley health authority, whereas nursing data for 2001 are for the Bexley and Greenwich health authority. This followed a merger of the two Health authorities Bexley and Greenwich health authority; the number of nursing homes in Greenwich was not recorded in 1997. (3) Nursing data include places in general nursing homes, mental nursing homes and private hospitals and clinics. (4) Totals may not equal the sum of parts due to rounding Sources: Department of Health RA and RH(N) returns.|
The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) produces data on the number of care homes and places registered as at
I understand from the chair of CSCI that, as at
Since 2001, 20 homes in Bexley have de-registered.
Data collected up until 2001 by the Department included private hospitals and clinics, which were counted as nursing homes. These are now registered by the Healthcare Commission and are not included in data on care and nursing home numbers produced by CSCI.
Bexley local authority covers a smaller area than the Bexley and Greenwich health authority.