Reference 2017-78

REF:            20178-78

Subject:        Delayed transfer of care

    

 

Request:

The number of patients who have died in hospital while experiencing a delayed transfer of care. Please could I have these figures for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, broken down by year.

 

Response:

A patient can only be considered a delayed transfer of care (DTOC) when they are medically fit for discharge, therefore if they became unwell then they would automatically be removed from the DTOC list.