Written Question on Care Homes: Coronavirus

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Date Title Questioner
3 Jun 2020, 2:41 p.m. Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch) Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the care homes in England which did not have any residents diagnosed with covid-19 as at 20 May 2020 received patients who were discharged from hospitals in England between 19 March 2020 and 31 March 2020 ;and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Helen Whately - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government does not hold data on the total number of care homes in England, which did not have any residents diagnosed with COVID-19 as of 20 May 2020 that received patients who were discharged from hospitals in England between 19 March 2020 and 31 March 2020.

We are working closely with local authorities, the care sector and NHS England to understand the impact of COVID-19 on care homes and ensure everyone has access to the right care in the most appropriate setting for their needs.

This is an unprecedented global pandemic and we will continue to work closely with the sector to keep our policies and data under review as the pandemic continues.


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