Care Homes: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th June 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital patients in England were discharged to nursing homes and care homes in (a) March and (b) April 2020; and how many of those patients subsequently died from (i) covid-19 and (ii) other causes; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 02 June 2020

The Government does not hold data on the total number of hospital patients in England who have been discharged from hospital into nursing and care homes. Similarly, the Government does not hold data on how many patients, of those discharged from hospital into residential care, subsequently died from COVID-19 or other causes.

This is an unprecedented global pandemic, and we will continue to work closely with the sector to keep our guidance under review as the pandemic goes on.

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