Hospital Beds

Department of Health written question – answered on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the longest a patient waited for discharge from hospital after being declared fit to leave was in (a) England and Wales, (b) London and (c) each health trust in London in each year since 2010.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time was between a patient being declared fit to leave hospital and being discharged in (a) England and Wales, (b) London and (c) each health trust in London in each year since 2010.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients waited four weeks or longer for discharge from hospital after being declared fit to leave in (a) England, (b) London and (c) each health trust in London in each year since 2010.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average time was from a patient being declared fit to leave hospital to their discharge in (a) England, (b) London and (c) each health trust in London in (i) the last calendar month for which figures are available and (ii) that month in each year from 2010 to 2014.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients waited four weeks or longer for discharge from hospital after being declared fit to leave in (a) England and Wales, (b) London and (c) each health trust in London in (i) the last month for which figures are available and (ii) that month in each year from 2010 to 2015.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

This information is not available in the format requested.

Official statistics for NHS trusts in England are published by NHS England on the number of patients delayed on the last Thursday of each month and the total delayed days during the month for all patients delayed throughout the month. The latest publication of this data was for delays occurring in October 2015 and was published on 10 December 2015.

It is not possible to calculate a montly average or the longest waits from these data. Health is a devolved matter in Wales.

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