Hampshire council’s care homes: doubts raised over claims of cost-effectiveness

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Hampshire County Council claims it has saved £12m by building 10 nursing homes over the last five years, in preference to commissioning placements from independent providers.

The council says the 10 care homes provided under the ‘ENHANCE’ scheme, funded by £60m of public sector capital, are providing 500 nursing care beds at a cost of £47m. The council claims this is £18m less than it would have had to pay had it relied solely on external placements.

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