Case Number 2643
Request Date 06/03/2012
Completion Date 27/09/2012


Details of the Request

  1. Please tell me for each of the last five years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) how many patients who were NOT clinically fit to be discharged from a hospital run by your NHS trust were moved to a) a nursing home b) a hotel room because there was not a bed available at the hospital.
  2. For each patient, please tell me a) their sex b) their condition c) the hospital that didn’t have a bed available for them
  3. For each of the last five years, please tell me the cost to the hospital trust of this practice (i.e. the cost of renting a hotel room, the cost of the nursing home place)


Details of the Response

Although Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust record discharges and transfers, we do not record if the patient was clinically unfit for discharge on our systems. Whilst we do not collect the data, it is not our practice to move patients to nursing homes or hotels that are not clinically fit for discharge. Therefore we are unable to answer the questions above.