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Care Homes: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd 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 patients were discharged from hospitals in (a) England and (b) to (i) care homes and (ii) nursing homes between 19 March 2020 and 31 March 2020.

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

Holding answer received on 02 June 2020

The total number of people discharged from hospitals in England between 19 March 2020 and 31 March 2020 was 341,562.

The Government does not hold data on the total number of patients discharged from hospitals to care homes and nursing homes. We are working closely with local authorities, the care sector and NHS England to understand the impact of COVID-19 on care homes, and ensure everyone has access to the right care in the most appropriate setting for their needs.

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

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