Bed blocking - Wirral Borough Council

Pete Sheffield made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Wirral Primary Care Trust (PCT),

The Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Act 2003 came intoforce in 2004.

The Delayed Discharges (England) Regulations 2003 and a number of linked directions and regulations make provision for the details of the delayed discharges scheme under the act, which deals with how the NHS and local authorities must deal with patients whose discharge from hospital is delayed. The act requires local authorities to “reimburse” the relevant NHS body where a patient's discharge has been delayed due to a failure of the local social services authority.

Could you please disclose what is the longest period of time a patient within the boundaries of Wirral Borough Council has 'bed blocked' for each of the past 5 years, please express this in days.

Please disclose what the reason was for delayed discharge.

Yours faithfully,

Pete Sheffield

FOI, Wirral Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear Mr Sheffield,

Thank you for your enquiry under the Freedom of Information Act. I
acknowledge receipt of your request and will provide a response within 20
working days.

Regards,

Neil Davies

FOI Senior Assistant, Commissioning Support

T: 0151 514 2351 (direct dial) (Internal Ext: 1572)

F: 0151 651 3910

NHS Wirral

Old Market House

Hamilton Street

Birkenhead

CH41 5AL

www.wirral.nhs.uk

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Davina

Davina Schonle

Information Officer

NHS Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral PCT Cluster

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