HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1209W
Mrs. Calton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will provide the latest delayed discharge percentages by local authority within the star rating system. [68394]

Jacqui Smith

There is no direct numerical relationship between the local authority star ratings and the figures for delayed discharge. The evidence upon which the ratings are based includes a wide range of information from inspections, joint reviews and monitoring, as well as the performance indicator data. Judgments that lead to the ratings are made against a set of standards, taking all this information into account. Information from Quarter 4 of 2001–02 on the numbers and percentage of delayed discharges at national and regional level, together with the reasons for delay, has been placed in the Library.