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Dawn Primarolo: There were 11,529 individuals reported as ever having been diagnosed with AIDS who were resident in England and who had accessed HIV-related care in the United Kingdom in 2007. Most of these will have been diagnosed with AIDS before 2007 and will have received treatment to enable reconstitution of their immune systems so that they are no longer at high risk of developing a further AIDS-defining illness.
Dawn Primarolo: The estimated annual treatment costs to the national health service for a patient with HIV vary according to the severity of the disease. The estimated average annual costs to the NHS of treating an HIV positive patient with combination antiretroviral drugs is £14,000.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people received publicly-funded home care during the September sample week during each of the last 11 years; and at what cost in each of those years. 
I understand from the NHS Information Centre for health and social care that the number of people in receipt of publicly funded home care during
the September sample week for each of the last 11 years, and the associated costs, are as shown in the following tables.
The figures for the estimated number of adult service users receiving home help or home care have decreased. This is because councils are prioritising those with the highest levels of need who otherwise may have had to enter residential care and thereby lose their independence. Consequently a more intensive service is being delivered to fewer people. In addition, some home care is now purchased through direct payments and such services are not included in the figures. Direct payments were introduced for adults of working age in April 1997, through the Community Care (Direct Payments) Act 1996. Direct payments were extended to older people in 2000.
|Table 1: Estimated number of adult service users aged 18 and over receiving home help or home care, 2000-07( 1) : England, survey week during September|
|Service Users :|
|(1 )Households receiving home care purchased with a direct payment are excluded.|
|Table 2: Gross current expenditure for home care for adults aged 18 and over, in cash and real terms 1997-98 to 2007-08: England|
|(1) Data have been adjusted to 2007-08 prices using the gross domestic product deflator.|
(2) In 2000-01 the PSS EXl Return was introduced, prior to this expenditure was collected on the RO3 return and is not comparable to previous years.
(3) From 2003-04 onwards additional funding was made available via the Supporting People grant.
(4) 2007-08 data are provisional.
RO3 and PSS EX1 Return
Phil Hope: I understand from the NHS Information Centre for health and social care that it collects and publishes information on people receiving Home Care during a sample week in September via the Home Help Return (HHl).
The results from the 2007 HHl returns were published with its corresponding tables, in Community Care Statistics 2007: Home Help/Care Services for adults, England. The publication and tables have been placed in the Library.
Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to increase capital expenditure on hospitals as part of the Governments plans to create up to 100,000 new jobs through public works; 
(2) what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created by increased funding for hospital projects in (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011 under the Governments plans to create up to 100,000 new jobs through public works; and what proportion of these jobs he estimates will go to British workers. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The figure of 100,000 is based on initial estimates provided to the Treasury from all Government Departments about the potential employment impact in 2009-10 of the total public capital resources available to them as announced in the 2008 pre-Budget report, including the fiscal stimulus. The Department has made initial estimates that continuing work on new, centrally recorded public capital funded hospital and other health care schemes will sustain and create over 7,500 construction jobs in 2009-10. These figures do not include construction jobs which will be sustained and generated under minor works programmes or the Departments public-private partnership building programmes such as the private finance initiative, which are financed by national health service bodies from revenue budgets.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of NHS patients on waiting lists in Gloucestershire was in (a) 1997, (b) 2001, (c) 2005 and (d) 2007, broken down by category of patient. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Information is not available in the format requested. The following tables show the total number of patients waiting broken down by speciality for the acute trusts in the Gloucestershire area for the periods 1997, 2002, 2005 and 2007.
In 1997, people could wait longer than 18 months for an operation in hospital. By October 2008, the median wait for in-patient treatment has fallen to 8.2 weeks from 18.8 weeks in 1997. Waits were much longer if you include the 'hidden waits' for diagnostic tests. Since data were first collected in April 2006, the average wait for a diagnostic test has fallen from 6.1 weeks to just 1.6 weeks in November 2008.
|Total in-patient waits in Gloucestershire1997, 2001, 2005 and 2007; broken down by patient speciality|
|Total waiting list|
|East Gloucestershire NHS trust|
|Total waiting list|
|Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Total waiting list|
|Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust|
1. 2002-03 saw the merger of Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust with the acute services arm of East Gloucestershire NHS Trust. The newly created organisation was Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
2. The figures used show a snap-shot of the in-patient waiting list as at 31 March of each year. They are not cumulative figures.
3. Data relating to General medicine were collected as a patient speciality until September 2007.
4. The figures are a snapshot of the waiting list on the day of the data collection therefore the numbers will naturally fluctuate.
KH07Provider based inpatient waiting times statistics.
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