Delayed days in hospital whilst waiting for appropriate care from Adult Social Care

Our goal

This measure shows the average number of Shropshire residents who are delayed from hospital transfer each day.

Smaller values are best

The new Delayed Transfer of Care measure was established in April 2017.

National targets have been set to reduce the number of patients who are delayed in their transfer from hospital. The aim is to reduce bed blocking to less than 3.5% of all available NHS beds.

The target in year 1 was to reduce delays attributed to social care in Shropshire by 60% to 6.7 patients per day. Performance for 2017/18 saw a significant improvement with Shropshire being one of the most improved authorities in England. 

Targets for year 2  are to further improve performance with the target set at an average of 1.3 patient delays per day attributed to Adult social Care. 

The latest available data shows that performance for quarter two is better than target.  

The significant performance improvement now places Shropshire Adult Social Care amongst the top quartile performers in England.