Delayed days in hospital while awaiting appropriate transfer of care - attributed to NHS

Our goal

Average number of patients per day who have a delayed transfer from hospital where the dealy is attributed to the NHS

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. Achievement of this measure requires collaborative initiatives across both the NHS and Adult Social Care.  

Performance by the NHS had seen a steady improvement in the reduction of delays for Shropshire residents until September 2019. Recent data has shown a significant downturn in performance.

In the latest quarter there has been a total of 1778 delayed days for Shropshire residents attributed to the NHS. This compares to 940 days in the corresponding quarter for 2018. Good performance during the first part of the year has resulted in average daily delays of 11.95, which remains lower than target. If the current high rates continue the average total for the year will be higher than the daily rate of 13.5.

 Reporting of this measure is currently on hold due to diversion of resources to support Covid 19 works.