National Statistics

Delayed transfers of care: October to December 2015

Data on the transfer of NHS patients to a more appropriate care setting.


Delayed transfers of care: quarter ended 31 December 2015


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.

Published 25 February 2016