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Hospital Beds

Health written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Jim Dobbin Jim Dobbin Labour, Heywood and Middleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many delayed hospital discharges there have been of (a) under and (b) over 75 years old in each region since May 2010.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

The Department collects data only on people over 75 years for acute delayed transfer of care and data on these are shown in the following tables.

Delayed transfers of care of acute patients, national health service organisations, England
Delayed transfers of care of acute patients—adults (75+)
    2010-1l 2011-12
Code Name Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Quarter 1 Quarter 2
England 1,790 1,610 1,769 1,806
Q30 North East 67 45 50 49
Q31 North West 160 138 149 165
Q32 Yorkshire and the Humber 140 107 161 213
Q33 East Midlands 169 124 149 116
Q34 West Midlands 298 289 316 273
Q35 East of England 244 231 178 206
Q36 London 142 132 139 180
Q37 South East Coast 165 184 150 148
Q38 South Central 178 180 254 232
Q39 South West 228 180 222 225
Delayed transfers of care of acute patients—adults (18+)
    2010-11 2011-12
Code Name Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Quarter 1 Quarter 2
England 2,356 2,195 2,347 2,392 2,241 2,352
Q30 North East 88 57 59 77 71 89
Q31 North West 220 195 227 248 236 293
Q32 Yorkshire and the Humber 183 169 194 281 254 230
Q33 East Midlands 206 171 187 162 178 218
Q34 West Midlands 415 436 417 395 344 342
Q35 East of England 287 281 212 247 239 236
Q36 London 216 191 209 229 236 250
Q37 South East Coast 206 227 205 176 205 210
Q38 South Central 249 244 323 295 182 215
Q39 South West 286 223 314 281 297 270
Notes: 1. Summary: An estimate of the average number of delayed transfers of care per day in the quarter by region. 2. Period: April.2010 to September 2011. Source: Department of Health: Unify2 data collection—VSMR and IPMR

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