Care Homes: Closures

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Peter Kyle Peter Kyle Labour, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of care homes which have closed in the last two years.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

We are informed by the Care Quality Commission that between 31 March 2013 and 31 March 2015, the number of registered residential care and nursing homes reduced by 425. The total number of registered residential care and nursing home places increased by 1,437 over the same period.

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