Reference 2017-230

REF:            2017-230

Subject:        Delayed transfer

    

 

Request:

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information relating to all of the NHS Trusts/hospitals in your area:

What is the longest amount of time in days a patient had been kept in hospital due to delayed transfer in the past 12 months?

Could you give me details for the three longest delayed transfer stays, the name of the hospital concerned and if possible the age and gender of the patients concerned and the department they were in (ie elderly care/general surgery, paediatrics etc)?

Are you also able to give a brief reason for the delay in each instance (ie lack of beds in care facility/delay equipping home etc)?

 

 

Response:

What is the longest amount of time in days a patient had been kept in hospital due to delayed transfer in the past 12 months? 122 days  
Could you give me details for the three longest delayed transfer stays, the name of the hospital concerned and if possible the age and gender of the patients concerned and the department they were in (ie elderly care/general surgery, paediatrics etc)? 122 days 76 Female Medical patient Patient/Family exercising choice
115days 86 Male Medical patient Patient/Family exercising choice
109days 31 Male Medical patient Housing Issues
Are you also able to give a brief reason for the delay in each instance (ie lack of beds in care facility/delay equipping home etc)? See above