1. Between 1.2.16 and 31.1.17 how many times have you written to a patient, or the family members of a patient, or the legal guardians of a patient, stating that in the Trust’s view they are fit for discharge and should vacate their hospital bed? For each occurrence please state how many days they had occupied a hospital day for while considered fit for discharge prior to the date of the letter being sent to them or their representatives? For the most recent occasion that a letter was sent please provide me with a copy of the letter accepting that any details that might identify the patient will be redacted to comply with S.40.
2. Of those patients discharged from your hospital in either 2014/15 or 2015/16 please state how many patients had been considered fit to discharge but remained in hospital in excess of one full calendar year before they were discharged? For each patient please state how many days they occupied a hospital bed while considered fit to discharge?
3. Using the most recent convenient date do you have any patients in your hospital who are considered fit to discharge but have been in hospital and been fit to discharge in excess of one full calendar year? For each patient please state how many days they have occupied a hospital bed while considered fit to discharge?

Download response Delayed discharges. 210218