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Delayed transfers of care

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  • Release date: 20 December 2018
  • Period covered: November 2018
  • Next update: 24 January 2019
Data on the transfer of NHS patients to a more appropriate care setting.

November 2018

Release date: 20 December 2018

Data has been published on StatsWales.


Release date: 27 September 2018

Key points

  • Over the longer term, there has been a reduction in the number of delayed transfers of care, mainly due to falls in mental health ward delays. The number of delays in 2017-18 are at similar levels to those seen in 2016-17.
  • Betsi Cadwaladr, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Aneurin Bevan had the highest number of delays in most months of 2017-18.
  • Abertawe Bro Morgannwg and Aneurin Bevan had the highest rates per 10,000 population aged over 75 in 2017-18; historically Cardiff and Vale and Cwm Taf had higher rates but they have reduced in recent years.

Further information

Monthly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The data is summarised in the monthly report ‘NHS activity and performance summary’ which includes data on a range of services and includes an online data tool.


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