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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Delay reason by LHB Provider
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All Health Boards and TrustsBetsi Cadwaladr University HB2817992...570
Powys Teaching HB26214..11439
Hywel Dda HB161044..3.239
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University HB484811119132.133
Cwm Taf HB1623421..533
Aneurin Bevan HB5115988..29102
Cardiff and Vale University HB16563..13337
Velindre NHS Trust2........2


Delay reason by NHS organisation

Last update
18 April 2019 18 April 2019

Next update
23 May 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Delayed transfers of care database, NHS Wales

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local health boards

Geographical coverage

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

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.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
October 2009 onwards

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

Revisions information
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.

Delayed Transfers of Care