§ Mr. Lammy
Information on delayed discharges is collected centrally and is placed in the Library but not at trust level.
The data relate to the number and rate of people in acute hospital beds with delayed discharge at a fixed point in time.
Before 1 April 2002 data were collected at the old health authority level. Health authorities were disbanded on 1 April 2002 and replaced with primary care trusts. Health authority level data up to and including Quarter 4 2001–02, March 2002, is available.
For Quarter 1 2002–03, up until the end of June 2002, primary care trust level data are available.