The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Delayed Transfers of Care

A Delayed Transfer of Care (DTOC) is when a patient is medically fit to be discharged from hospital but is unable to be discharged for various reasons and so is still occupying an NHS bed. This could be due to a number of factors, including there not being suitable plans in place for their care following discharge, such as a room in a care home.

The chart shows the number of lost bed days by delay code or reason. As it contains small text that is difficult to read on screen, you can download the chart as an image if you wish to see the detail.

We continue to work with our health and social care partners across Leeds and further afield to ensure that a patient can be safely discharged from hospital as soon as they are well enough.