Hospital Beds

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd November 2022.

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Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help move patients from hospital into social care settings in order to reduce backlogs and delayed discharge in (a) Norfolk and (b) England.

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

The Government is providing £500 million to reduce delays in discharges from hospital to social care, which will be distributed to local authorities and integrated care boards (ICBs). The allocations were published on 16 November 2022 and are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adult-social-care-discharge-fund-local-authority-and-integrated-care-board-icb-allocations

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