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Delayed transfers of care (DTOC)

J Allen made this Freedom of Information request to Bedford Hospital

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Dear Bedford Hospital NHS Trust,

Could the authority state how they use agencies and/or software to expedite the discharge of DTOC patients?
How much did they spend with agencies to arrange placements with care homes or home care for DTOC patients in each of the last three financial years?
Do they use Capacity Tracker or any other software of services to identify care homes or home care packages? Please state which software or services are used.

Yours faithfully,

J Allen

FOI, Bedford Hospital

Thank you for contacting the Freedom of Information (FOI).

 

We will ensure that you receive a response as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

FOI team

 

FOI, Bedford Hospital

Dear Mr Allen,

I acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, and you can expect the Trust’s response on or by 11/09/2019.

Yours sincerely,

IG/FOI Coordinator

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Kempston Rd | Bedford | MK42 9DJ

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FOI, Bedford Hospital

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request  which  was received  14 August 2019 within the Trust.

In accordance with S.1 (1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), I can confirm that we do hold the information relevant to your request. 
 
Please find our response to your request below:-

Could the authority state how they use agencies and/or software to expedite the discharge of DTOC patients?

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust does not report on activity pertaining to our local authority. Bedford Council can be contacted at the following address:-

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AP

E-Mail: [email address]

How much did they spend with agencies to arrange placements with care homes or home care for DTOC patients in each of the last three financial years?

Not applicable.

Do they use Capacity Tracker or any other software of services to identify care homes or home care packages? Please state which software or services are used.

Not applicable

This information is provided for your personal use and is the property of Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and subject to any existing Intellectual Property and Database Rights. Any commercial application or use of this information may be subject to the provisions of the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (RPSI). This means that if you wish to re-use the information provided for commercial purposes for any reason you must ask the Trust for permission to do so.

Please note that the Trust has a formal internal review and complaints process which is managed by the Information Governance Manager/Data Protection Officer.  Should you have any concerns with our response, you can make a formal request for an internal review. Requests for internal review should be submitted within three months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter, and should be addressed to:

Information Governance Manager/Data Protection Officer
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust,
Kempston Road
Bedford
MK42 9DJ

or by emailing [email address]. This option is available to you for up to three calendar months from the date your response was issued.
 
If you are not satisfied with the Trust review under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you may apply directly to the Information Commissioners Officer (ICO) for a review of your appeal decision. The ICO can be contacted at: ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF   www.ico.org.uk
 
Yours sincerely

IG/FOI Coordinator

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Kempston Rd | Bedford | MK42 9DJ

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