Care Homes: Closures:Written question - 169129

Q
Asked by Norman Lamb
(North Norfolk)
Asked on: 03 September 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Care Homes: Closures
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) nursing home beds and (b) residential care home beds have closed in each year since 2015.
A
Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 06 September 2018

Data published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can be used to calculate the net change in the number of nursing and residential homes. The data are summarised in the following tables.

Residential homes

Start of year

End of year

Net change during the year

% net change during the year

2015

12,472

12,191

-281

-2.3%

2016

12,191

11,968

-223

-1.8%

2017

11,968

11,615

-353

-2.9%

Nursing homes

Start of year

End of year

Net change during the year

% net change during the year

2015

4,716

4,648

-68

-1.4%

2016

4,648

4,513

-135

-2.9%

2017

4,513

4,489

-24

-0.5%

Notes: We have classified homes that are registered for both residential and nursing care as nursing homes.

Data published by the CQC can be used to calculate the net change in the number of nursing and residential beds. The data are summarised in the following tables.

Residential beds

Start of year

End of year

Net change during the year

% net change during the year

2015

240,767

237,769

-2,998

-1.2%

2016

237,769

239,118

1,349

0.6%

2017

239,118

237,229

-1,889

-0.8%

Nursing beds

Start of year

End of year

Net change during the year

% net change during the year

2015

224,665

224,024

-641

-0.3%

2016

224,024

221,205

-2,819

-1.3%

2017

221,205

222,416

1,211

0.5%

Notes: We have classified homes that are registered for both residential and nursing care as nursing homes. The CQC data do not show the split of nursing and residential beds in such homes.

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