Hospitals: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th September 2021.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS has spent on private hospital facilities since the start of March 2020 for booked procedures that have failed to take place.

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

The information request is not held centrally. Payments were made to independent providers on a cost recovery basis rather than by procedure or per bed, to use facilities as flexibly as needed.

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