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Hospital Beds

Health written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2011, Official Report, columns 960-2W, on hospital beds, if he will assess the reasons for delayed hospital discharge in May 2010.

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

Monthly delayed transfers of care data have been collected since August 2010. Prior to August 2010 delayed transfers of care data were weekly unvalidated management information. The equivalent monthly data for May 2010 have been provided in the following tables, which are the weekly snapshot of patient numbers at midnight on Thursday in the week ending 30 May 2010.

Delayed transfers of care (DTOC) by reason, England
England level data   Number of patients with a DTOC at midnight on the last Thursday of the month Number of delayed days during the reporting period
Type of care Reason for delay NHS Social care Both NHS Social care Both
Acute 1,525 439 125
Non-acute 942 773 128
               
Acute (A) Awaiting completion of assessment 281 119 95
  (B) Awaiting public funding 31 35 4
  (C) Awaiting further non-acute (including PCT and mental health) NHS care (including intermediate care, rehabilitation services etc) 551 0 0
  (Dii) Awaiting nursing home placement or availability 105 72 14
  (Di) Awaiting residential home placement or availability 65 92 0
  (E) Awaiting care package in own home 53 106 9
  (F) Awaiting community equipment and adaptations 51 6 3
  (G) Patient or family choice 348 9 0
  (H) Disputes 14 0 0
  (I) Housing—patients not covered by NHS and Community Care Act 26 0 0
               
Non-acute (A) Awaiting completion of assessment 113 155 49
  (B) Awaiting public funding 61 90 28
  (C) Awaiting further non-acute (including PCT and mental health) NHS care (including intermediate care, rehabilitation services etc) 144 0 0
  (Dii) Awaiting nursing home placement or availability 106 102 20
  (Di) Awaiting residential home placement or availability 101 199 0
  (E) Awaiting care package In own home 28 152 27
  (F) Awaiting community equipment and adaptations 46 18 4
  (G) Patient or family choice 205 45 0
  (H) Disputes 31 12 0
  (I) Housing—patients not covered by NHS and Community Care Act 107 0 0
Number of patients with a DTOC at midnight on the last Thursday of the month Number of delayed days during the reporting period
Acute 2,089
Non-acute 1,843
Total 3,932
Notes: 1. Summary: Delayed transfers of care (DTOC) by whom the delay is attributable to (NHS, Social care or Both) and by the reasons for the delay. 2. Period: May 2010 Source: Unify2 data collection—WSitDT (week ending 30 May 2010)

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