Silicosis: Terminal Illnesses

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Labour, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of terminally-ill people with silicosis.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The number of terminally ill people with silicosis is not held centrally. Terminally ill patients may be cared for in settings outside the National Health Service, for example at home or in hospice care.

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