Skip to content

Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Delays by organisation and percent of NHS beds
Area code[Filter]
Facility 1
[Collapse]LHB or Trust[Filter]
LHB or Trust 1
[Collapse]All facilitiesClick here to sortAll facilities
Click here to sortMental Health onlyClick here to sortExcluding Mental Health
[Collapse]All Health Boards and Trusts4.54.14.2
All Health Boards and TrustsBetsi Cadwaladr University HB4.43.93.9
Powys Teaching HB15.416.516.3
Hywel Dda HB9.43.94.4
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University HB6.14.95.1
Cwm Taf HB1.72.82.7
Aneurin Bevan HB3.14.34.2
Cardiff and Vale University HB1.73.02.8
Velindre NHS Trust.7.57.5


Delays by NHS organisation by per cent of NHS beds

Last update
21 March 2019 21 March 2019

Next update
18 April 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.

Some of the percentages in this table may have changed compared with the previously published version. This is because we have updated the beds data used to calculate the percentages.

Previously all figures were calculated using bed data up to the 2013-14 financial year. We have now calculated the percentages using data from the same financial year for both beds and delayed transfers of care (for example, to calculate the percentages in 2015-16, the beds data is also taken from 2015-16).

This has a small impact on the data. For example, in November and December 2016 the Wales figure increased by 0.1% percentage points compared to the percentages previously published.

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

Delayed Transfers of Care