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Hospital Beds

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

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Photo of Lord Blencathra Lord Blencathra Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people who are occupying hospital beds, despite being fit and well enough to be discharged, have been doing so for (1) between one and three months, (2) between three and six months, or (3) six months or more.

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

The statistics published by NHS England on the number of patients occupying hospital beds whose discharge was delayed on the last Thursday of each month do not include any information about the lengths of stay of these patients.

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