National statistics announcement

Delayed transfers of care: April to June 2017

Statistics release cancelled

To achieve more coherence, from April we are planning to start to publish all of our monthly NHS activity statistics on a single day each month. All of the existing data will still be available monthly through StatsWales and we will produce an overarching commentary. To allow you to explore the data better and to see it in one place, we will also be making available an online tool. Please see the Chief Statistician’s update for more information.

The arrangements for transfer of patients to a more appropriate care setting, either between NHS hospitals or on discharge from NHS hospitals, will vary according to the needs of each patient, but can be complex and sometimes lead to delays. These are known as delayed transfers of care.