Please find below a summary of May’s DToC figures and accompanying graphs – released earlier today.

Headline figures:

  • This month’s DToC figures are the highest on record for total delays, and delays attributable to health and social care.
  • There were 171,452 individual days which represents a 25% increase over the last year. Previous highest last month, March 2016 - 169,928 days.
  • The number of delayed days for social care were 56,041 which represents a 32% increase over the last year.
  • 7% of delays were attributable to social care, which is up from 32.9% in May 2016. In May 2015, 30.9% of delays were attributable to social care.
  • The main reason for social care delays was patients awaiting care package in their own home. This accounted for 20,100 delayed days (35.9% of all social care delays), compared to 13,600 in May 2015