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Waiting Times (Cosham)

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting for treatment more than four hours from arrival at the Queen Alexandra hospital at Cosham at the end of each quarter in (a) 2000 and (b) 2001. [19478]

Ms Blears [holding answer 30 November 2001]: The information requested is not available centrally.

Accident and Emergency Units (Portsmouth)

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses were employed in the accident and emergency units run by the Portsmouth hospitals NHS trust at the end of each quarter of (a) 2000 and (b) 2001. [19476]

Ms Blears [holding answer 30 November 2001]: The information requested is not available centrally.

Social Care Charges

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the ability of a local authority to impose social care charges upon an individual living at home who is receiving prescribed medical treatment. [19902]

Jacqui Smith [holding answer 30 November 2001]: Local councils have discretion whether to charge for home care or other non-residential social services for a person living at home. Services for which the national health service has underlying responsibility, are free at the point of use, except where there are specific charging powers, such as those for NHS prescriptions.

Health Authority Funding

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the per capita funding by each health authority in England in (a) 1995, (b) 1996, (c) 1997, (d) 1998, (e) 1999 and (f) 2000. [19475]

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Mr. Hutton [holding answer 30 November 2001]: Allocations per weighted head of population for each health authority in England for the financial years 1996–97 to 2000–01 are shown in table 1.

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Prior to 1 April 1996 allocations were made to regional health authorities. Allocations per weighted head of population for each regional health authority in 1995–96 are shown in table 2.

Table 1

£
Health authority1996–971997–981998–991999–2000(39)2000–01
Avon430435466622681
Barking and Havering425453468623694
Barnet446460491644691
Barnsley414431440612669
Bedfordshire402426448606663
Berkshire410415446606666
Bexley and Greenwich435470493662729
Birmingham443450464632693
Bradford429440450621684
Brent and Harrow445463496649704
Bromley406443471626688
Buckinghamshire409428460613668
Bury and Rochdale420438449622687
Calderdale and Kirklees430445459631687
Cambridge and Huntingdon(40)415425454321n/a
Cambridgeshire(40)n/an/an/an/a671
Camden and Islington486479500651710
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly424445465643701
County Durham419435448613674
Coventry425437448607669
Croydon417434464621681
Doncaster416434447629688
Dorset431447477643701
Dudley419437459622677
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow440453479625688
East and North Hertfordshire427437471624679
East Kent403431463640705
East Lancashire429442451624683
East London and the City439433445603666
East Norfolk(40)421440461633n/a
East Riding426439454626689
East Surrey432448483641703
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove404446469642705
Enfield and Haringey430447471633691
Gateshead and South Tyneside433448460625682
Gloucestershire445450479652708
Herefordshire435451466628685
Hillingdon438440464631684
Isle of Wight435479504674736
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster427428443576637
Kingston and Richmond448469496644706
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham425445466628705
Leeds428444457632694
Leicestershire414432448613670
Lincolnshire431448463632681
Liverpool433448465644702
Manchester459469473645704
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth439457487643700
Morecambe Bay444466485656710
Newcastle and North Tyneside441452462634696
Norfolk(40)n/an/an/an/a688
North and East Devon435454474640697
North and Mid Hampshire426452480638693
North Cheshire459470482639694
North Cumbria429443463630691
North Derbyshire422445465626684
North Essex399426453624687
North Nottinghamshire423439452621672
North Staffordshire418439451614678
North West Anglia(40)419432451616n/a
North West Lancashire415434447626688
North Yorkshire422440464626684
Northamptonshire428438466638694
Northumberland422443461629687
Nottingham414432447614673
Oxfordshire403424454610672
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire417440468627688
Redbridge and Waltham Forest420457484658714
Rotherham419439450626682
Salford and Trafford436444459644701
Sandwell431444460622684
Sefton428441468637709
Sheffield441458471640698
Shropshire418438458626678
Solihull433451472636690
Somerset423443467634691
South and West Devon431448469641698
South Cheshire426443465631694
South Derbyshire433445459615677
South Essex392423450607677
South Humber435457477650701
South Lancashire434461479643702
South Staffordshire433450466633686
Southampton and South West Hamptonshire405431464629688
St. Helens and Knowsley422431451627684
Stockport415425447631691
Suffolk427444476638694
Sunderland423440450625682
Tees427432451624682
Wakefield439457471632693
Walsall417433446623679
Warwickshire443464481645699
West Hertfordshire432447476638691
West Kent409439472632694
West Pennine419434446618676
West Surrey439450489643706
West Sussex406427463624684
Wigan and Bolton410427441608667
Wiltshire444449481639702
Wirral424433457642710
Wolverhampton422440456622677
Worcestershire428454475639692
England426443464629688

(39) Allocations for 1999–2000 onwards are not comparable with those for 1996–97 to 1998–99 which cover hospital and community health services (HCHS) only. 1999–2000 was the first year of unified allocations which cover HCHS, prescribing and discretionary general medical services

(40) Cambridge and Huntingdon, East Norfolk and North West Anglia health authorities merged on 1 April 1999 to form Cambridgeshire health authority and Norfolk health authority


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Table 2

£
Regional health authorityAllocation per weighted head of population
Northern and Yorkshire476
Trent469
Anglia and Oxford460
North Thames478
South Thames464
South and West472
West Midlands479
North West469
England471

Acute Beds (Portsmouth)

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many acute beds the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust had at (a) the most recent date for which figures are available, (b) 31 December 2000, (c) 31 December 1999 and (d) 31 December 1998; and how many of those beds were occupied by delayed discharges (i) awaiting social services funding and (ii) with social services funding. [19477]

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Ms Blears [holding answer 30 November 2001]: The latest available figures are for the financial year 2000–01. Portsmouth Hospitals National Health Service Trust had 1011 average daily number of acute beds in wards open overnight. A count of beds as at 31 December 1998, 1999 and 2000 is not available centrally.

The specific information requested on the delayed discharges affecting these beds is not available centrally. Information on delayed discharges in the Portsmouth area has been placed in the Library.


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