Headline figures:

  • This month’s overall DToC figure is slightly up (178,390 days) compared to April’s 2017 (177,137 days)
  • Over the last year the overall DToC figures has increased by 3.5% (May 2016 – 172,294).
  • The number of delayed days for social care were 66,200 which represents a 17.3% increase over the last year (May 2016 – 56,454).
  • 37.1% of delays were attributable to social care, which is up from 32.7% in May 2016. In April 2017, 37.9% of delays were attributable to social care (record level).
  • The main reason for social care delays in May 2017 was patients awaiting care package in their own home. This accounted for 22,300 delayed days (33.9% of all social care delays), compared to 20,400 in May 2016. Since March 2017, the number of delays attributable to this reason has been decreasing.