Delayed discharge Patients

1. How many beds were occupied by patients termed as “delayed discharge patients” on Tuesday 1st Dec 2015 (total patients, acute and non-acute).

Number of Beds                    As a % of total hospital beds
Total:  23                                                      5%

2. What is the longest delayed discharge stay on Tuesday 1ST Dec 2015?

Total: 50 days

3. How many in-patients on Tuesday 1st December did not need to be in an acute hospital bed?

Number of Beds                     As a % of total hospital beds
Total: 67                                                       16%

4. What is the daily cost of providing a ward hospital bed? Please estimate the total.

The estimated average daily cost for the Trust to provide a Medical ward hospital bed is £184.

5. Has the number of “delayed discharge patients” risen over the last 5 years? (yes / no) –
If YES what is the average annual % increase …………
If NO what is the average annual % decrease …………

Please note that the above information is published on the following NHS England website and, therefore, Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act pertains since this information is reasonably accessible by other means.
https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/delayed-transfers-of-care-data-2014-15/

6. Have you diverted any funding to assist partner agencies to work on reducing delayed discharges? (yes / no)
If YES, how much £……………
If YES since when (year) have you been diverting funds? ………………

Monies for Delayed Transfer Of Care and managing social care packages are funded from the joint health and social care “Better Care Fund” held by the CCG.

7. Are you charging local authorities for delayed discharge patients. Yes

If YES which local authorities? …………………Guildford and Waverley; Hampshire; West Sussex

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