Health Services: Older People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 23 May 2023.

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Photo of Rob Roberts Rob Roberts Independent, Delyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the average cost to the public purse of the provision of health and social care for people aged (a) 65 to 79 and (b) 80 and above in the latest period for which data was available.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The information requested is not held centrally. Age cost curves are available for integrated care board-commissioned health services rather than overall health expenditure and unit costs for social care are available for over-65-year-olds, but not more granular age bands.

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