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Hospitals: Admissions

Question for Department of Health

UIN 117811, tabled on 6 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many emergency admissions to hospitals came from a (a) care home setting and (b) nursing home setting in each year since 2010.

Answered on

13 December 2017

The table below shows counts of finished admission episodes (FAEs) with an emergency admission from a care home setting. It should be noted that, there is no source of admissions code available that specifically identifies admissions from a nursing home setting. The data is a count of FAEs with an emergency admission, not patients, as the same patient may have had multiple admissions to hospital within the same time period.

Source of Admission

Year

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

National Health Service run care home (from 1 April 2004)

3,396

3,086

3,538

3,541

3,019

2,681

2,956

Local authority Part 3 residential accommodation (where care is provided)

3,033

2,376

2,099

1,505

1,626

2,225

2,878

Non-NHS (other than local authority) run care home

10,510

11,806

15,158

16,037

17,588

21,941

22,089

Non-NHS (other than local authority) run hospice

600

824

656

537

449

582

548

Emergency admissions from Care Homes total

17,539

18,092

21,451

21,620

22,682

27,429

28,471

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital