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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Delay reason by LA of residence

Following the announcement on Friday 13th of March regarding the cancellation of certain medical procedures and the relaxation of performance targets, several national data collections have been temporarily ceased and we will also temporarily stop reporting performance statistics. These changes will be in place until at least the October reporting period. Therefore monthly StatsWales data will not be updated until data collection resumes.

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[Collapse]Total - All Areas20276415628116523448
Total - All Areas[Collapse]Area unknown or outside WalesArea unknown or outside Wales.2.1.....3
[Collapse]All Welsh Local Authorities20274415528116523445
All Welsh Local AuthoritiesIsle of Anglesey34.51.1..14
Gwynedd3434.....14
Conwy23121...110
Denbighshire33221.12115
Flintshire13311.21.12
Wrexham81221....14
Powys14118.....24
Ceredigion63.2..1.113
Pembrokeshire206.3....130
Carmarthenshire125.3..1..21
Swansea2213431.1..44
Neath Port Talbot167565...241
Bridgend51461.3.121
Vale of Glamorgan8.22..1.215
Cardiff72211...417
Rhondda Cynon Taff344239...456
Merthyr Tydfil4.2.1....7
Caerphilly1172....2123
Blaenau Gwent1....1...2
Torfaen43..1.2.111
Monmouthshire123512.1.226
Newport61112.2.215

Metadata

Title
Delay reason by LAA

Last update
23 April 2020 23 April 2020

Next update
October 2020 (Provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Delayed transfers of care database, NHS Wales

Contact email
stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
Data on the numbers of people experiencing a delay in the arrangements for them to leave hospital, for example to go home, or to move to another more appropriate facility within the NHS, eg from an acute bed to a rehabilitation bed.

Data collection and calculation
The major source of data for this release is an administrative system, the Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC) database. The DToC database is an all-Wales census system operated by the NHS Wales Informatics Service to which each NHS Local Health Board enters a record for each patient with a delayed transfer. The census date is the third Wednesday of each month. Three weeks are allowed for validation by the relevant LHB and local authorities before the data is downloaded by the Statistical Directorate as an Excel spreadsheet. Data is then transferred to an ACCESS database; any queries on the new data in the context of the time series are discussed with policy colleagues and data suppliers in LHBs and Trusts.

From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section.

Frequency of publication
Monthly

Data reference periods
March 2004 onwards

Users, uses and context
This information is included in the related Statistical Release - see weblink.

Revisions information
Two records have been amended to show the correct age of patients in November 2019, following data amendments from health boards.

In the unlikely event of incorrect data being published, revisions to data would be made and users informed in conjunction with the Welsh Government’s Revisions, Errors and Postponements arrangements. This would include a statement in the statistics explaining the nature and extent of the revisions.

Statistical quality
This information is included in the related Quality Report - see weblink.

Keywords
Delayed Transfers of Care