Hospitals: Admissions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th July 2022.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the rising cost of living on hospital admissions in England.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

No specific assessment has been made. However, the Government is providing £22 billion in 2022/23 to address the effect of the current global challenges. In addition, integrated care systems must ensure that urgent community response services are available for local populations.

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