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It is not possible at this stage of the planning process to identify those PCTs that are planning to fund Health Trainer Schemes in 2008-09. Individual PCTs will be in the process of making decisions about where they allocate resources including how many health trainers they will need to meet the needs of their local population.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget for his Departments Healthcare Associated Infections Improvement Team was in each of the last five financial years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The budget for the healthcare associated infections improvement team is set out in the following table. The team was established as part of the Departments methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)/cleaner hospitals programme team in 2005, though it has only had a dedicated budget for the last two years. This is because, in its first year, the improvement team was an integral function of the broader MRSA cleaner hospitals programme team, which funded improvement activity as part of its generic role.
|(1 )This figure relates to the Departments budget allocation to the MRSA/Cleaner Hospitals Programme Team as a whole.|
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were employed in his Departments Healthcare Associated Infections Improvement Team in each of the last five financial years for which figures are available, broken down by payband. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The number of staff employed in the Departments healthcare associated infections improvement team is set out in the following table. In the improvement teams first two years, (between 2005-07), it was comprised entirely of staff seconded from national health service trusts, the NHS Business Services Authority and consultants. As such, departmental pay bands were not applicable. Last year, the team included one member of staff on the Departments fast stream pay band.
|Staff employed in the healthcare associated infections improvement team|
Mr. Bradshaw: Central spending in 2007-08 on the HealthSpace project is expected to total some £2.605 million. Current expenditure planning assumes this figure will rise to more than double that amount in 2008-09. These sums represent the cost of the staff and technical support required to continue implementation and further development of the project by NHS Connecting for Health.
Department of Health Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project
Information on the number of times thrombolytic drugs have been issued by ambulance staff in South Lakeland is not held centrally. This data can instead be obtained from the North West Ambulance Service Trust.
Ann Keen [holding answer 21 January 2008]: All trusts were required to submit and agree their deep clean plans with primary care trusts in their area by 14 December 2007 and this process has been monitored and assessed by strategic health authorities (SHAs). I refer the hon. Members to the written ministerial statement given by the Secretary of State for Health on 17 January 2008, Official Report, columns 38-39WS. Further information on the implementation of the deep clean of the national health service is available from SHAs. All deep cleans will be complete by the end of March 2008.
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints were (a) made and (b) upheld (i) at local level and (ii) by the Health Service Commissioner arising from (A) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital, (B) Royal Free Hospital, (C) Northwick Park Hospital and (D) Barnet Primary Care Trust for (1) each of the last two years and (2) 2007-08 to date; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The information is not collected in the format requested. The following table shows the number of written complaints about hospital and community services for 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2006-07 for Barnet Primary Care Trust (PCT), Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust and Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust. Information regarding the NHS Ombudsman is not collected centrally.
|Local r esolution( 1)|
|Total complaints||Concluded within target||Concluded outside target||Still being pursued|
|(1) Up to 2005-06 Hospital and Community Health Services complaints were collected where the local resolution action time limit was 20 working days. In 2006-07 there was a change to the resolution time limit. From 1 April 2006 to 31 August 2006 complaints were collected where the local resolution action time limit was 20 working days and from 1 September 2006 to 31 March 2007 complaints were collected where the local resolution action time limit was 25 working days.|
(2) Denotes zero.
(3) North West London Hospitals NHS Trust includes Northwick Park Hospital.
Data collected at trust level only.
The Information Centre for health and social care, Workforce and Community Health Statisticsdataset KO41a
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) delayed discharges and (b) emergency readmissions there were in each quarter from January 2002 to the most recent date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
Currently, the best estimates of re-admission rates are those released by the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development (NCHOD).
These estimates are derived from hospital episode statistics (HES) data and are published in full on the NCHOD website at www.nchod.nhs.uk, a relevant extract shows the available information. There are eight years data from 1998-99 to 2005-06 at primary care trust (PCT) level and trust level, for the age groups 0-15, 16-74 and 75 and over. The data is presented both in raw form and also standardised for changes in age, sex, method of admission and case type and exclude discharges for those coded as death, day cases, maternity spells, mental health specialties and those with a mention of cancer or chemotherapy for cancer anywhere in the spell. Full definitions are on the NCHOD website.
|Delayed transfers of care, England: total delayed discharges|
|Quarter||Number of patients of all ages occupying an acute hospital bed with delayed discharge|
Department of Health form: Local Delivery Plan Return Commissioner
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