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Hospitals: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48140, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS has spent on private hospital facilities since the start of March 2020 for booked procedures that have failed to take place.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

28 September 2021

The information request is not held centrally. Payments were made to independent providers on a cost recovery basis rather than by procedure or per bed, to use facilities as flexibly as needed.

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