Hospitals: Discharges

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th July 2020.

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Photo of Mary Glindon Mary Glindon Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the additional funding allocated by his Department to emergency discharge during the covid-19 outbreak has been spent by NHS trusts.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We originally made up to £1.3 billion available via the National Health Service to support the discharge process. This has been supplemented by an additional £588 million as part of the announcement by the Prime Minister on 17 July that £3 billion is being made available to support the NHS this winter. This funding has been made available to and drawn down by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), working with their local authority partners to support appropriate discharge from acute settings. We do not hold information on the breakdown of how CCGs have used the funds split between NHS and non-NHS providers.

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