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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Rate of delay per 10,000 population aged 75+ by LA of residence
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WalesIsle of Anglesey.19.119.1
Neath Port Talbot3.111.014.2
Vale of Glamorgan1.713.315.0
Rhondda Cynon Taff3.69.212.8
Merthyr Tydfil4.24.28.3
Blaenau Gwent.6.66.6


Rate of delay per 10,000 population 75+ by LAA

Last update
20 June 2019 20 June 2019

Next update
18 July 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Delayed transfers of care database, NHS Wales

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

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.

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

Data reference periods
March 2004 onwards

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

Revisions information
Following the release of new mid-year population estimates in June of each year, rates will be revised in the July release by backdating back to January of the previous year. E.g. when the 2017 mid-year population estimates are released in June 2018, rates from January 2017 to May 2018 would be revised in the July 2018 release using the 2017 population estimates.

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