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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 140982, tabled on 3 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May, 2018 to Question 138935 and with reference to the Answer of 26 May 2016 to Question 38904, to what he attributes the increase of 10,865 in the number of bed days lost due to delayed transfers of care in Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2017 compared with 2015.

Answered on

9 May 2018

The change in the number of delayed transfers of care at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust between 2015 and 2017, disaggregated by the reason for the delay, is shown in the table below:

Year

2015

2017

Completion of assessment

93

1,886

Public funding

191

541

Waiting further National Health Service non- acute care

4,624

7,890

Awaiting residential home placement or availability

1,018

1,542

Awaiting nursing home placement or availability

1,297

3,025

Awaiting care package in own home

2,265

5,051

Awaiting community equipment and adaptations

0

466

Patient or family choice

2,354

1,001

Disputes

65

807

Housing- patients not covered by NHS and Community Care Act

0

563

Source: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/delayed-transfers-of-care/

During 2017/18, there have been a number of actions and developments put in place to help reduce delays at the Trust. These include the identification of onward care capacity, improvements in communication and relationships with care homes and the roll-out of pathways to support early discharge.

The latest data for February 2018 shows that the number of delayed days at the Trust is now 1,200, a reduction of 1,052 delayed days compared to the same month in 2017.

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