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Hospital Beds

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th February 2017.

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Photo of Lord Porter of Spalding Lord Porter of Spalding Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have commissioned to assess the number of delayed transfers of care by council area in the context of population size; and how many successful discharges there have been in each of those areas from hospitals to further NHS or social care services.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

NHS Digital publishes annually the average daily rate of delayed transfers of care from National Health Service hospitals in England per 100,000 local authority population aged 18 years and over. Rates are shown separately for all delays, and for delays attributable to social care, the National Health Service, and jointly to social care and the NHS.

The most recently published data are for 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and are attached due to the size of the data.

Information is not collected centrally on the number of successful discharges by council area. In 2015-16, there were 16.5 million finished discharged episodes of NHS commissioned care from hospitals in England.

Delayed transfer of care 2015-16 data (Excel SpreadSheet, 54.16 KB)

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