York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Department of Health written question – answered on 24th March 2015.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many in-patient discharges from beds in York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust were delayed because of the unavailability of step-down care beds or community care services in 2009-10 and each subsequent year; how many days on average those patients' discharges were delayed; and what the cost was to the Trust of delayed discharges in each of those years.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

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The table below shows the total number of days delayed within the month for all patients delayed throughout the month, by reason for delay, at the York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Information on cost is not collected centrally.

Reason

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

A. Awaiting completion of assessment.

30

17

50

752

605

620

B. Awaiting public funding.

0

0

6

617

790

89

C. Awaiting further non-acute (including community and mental health) NHS care (including intermediate care, rehabilitation services etc).

278

189

201

518

461

21

Di. Awaiting residential home placement or availability

1,915

1,520

1,725

1,384

860

1,402

Dii. Awaiting nursing home placement or availability

1,174

1,460

1,012

1,197

1,753

3,237

E. Awaiting care package in own home

2,879

2,734

2,297

4,837

3,741

4,883

F. Awaiting community equipment and adaptations

38

69

161

230

294

343

G. Patient or family choice

1,141

810

1,246

2,180

1,775

1,291

H. Disputes

14

10

7

131

16

21

I. Housing - patients not covered by NHS and Community Care Act

0

0

33

88

286

188

Source: NHS England, http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/

Notes:

  1. August 2010 was the first month where data was collected on a monthly basis. Prior to that, data was collected weekly as unpublished and un-validated management data.
  2. Data from 2014-15 includes months from April 2014 to January 2015. Data for February 2015 is due to be published on 27 March 2015.

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