Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5491

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5491

Date Request Received: 17/01/2020 13:40:29

Date Request Replied To: 12/02/2020 08:51:11

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Request Summary: stranded patients

Request Category: Private Individuals

 
Question Number 1:
How many stranded patients did each of your trust’s hospitals have during each month of the past calendar year, 2019?
 
Answer To Question 1:
In the calendar year 2019, the Trust had the following number of Stranded Patients (7-10 days). This is the monthly average of a daily snapshot.

Number of Stranded Patients (7 to 20 days)
Jan-19 99
Feb-19 96
Mar-19 97
Apr-19 90
May-19 98
Jun-19 95
Jul-19 99
Aug-19 87
Sep-19 106
Oct-19 96
Nov-19 100
Dec-19 101
 
Question Number 2:
How many super-stranded patients did each of your trust’s hospitals have during each month of the past calendar year, 2019?
 
Answer To Question 2:
In the calendar year 2019, the Trust had the following number of Super Stranded Patients (21+ days). This is the monthly average of a daily snapshot.

Number of Super Stranded Patients (21+ days)
Jan-19 67
Feb-19 52
Mar-19 62
Apr-19 60
May-19 56
Jun-19 57
Jul-19 58
Aug-19 64
Sep-19 62
Oct-19 71
Nov-19 72
Dec-19 79
 
Question Number 3:
Has your trust met its target of reducing super-stranded patients by 25% from 2017-18 figures? If not, please state by what proportion the figure has been reduced by so far.
 
Answer To Question 3:
In 2017/18 there was an average of 79 Super Stranded patients. In 2019/20 YTD there has been an average of 64 Super Stranded patients. This is a reduction of 19%.
 
Question Number 4:
What were the five longest Length of Stays recorded by patients in your trust during calendar year 2019?
 
Answer To Question 4:
The 5 longest length of stays recorded during the calendar year 2019 were as follows:

Length of Stay (days)
615
528
404
403
393
 
Question Number 5:
What specific actions has your trust taken to reduce super-stranded patients in the past year?
 
Answer To Question 5:
Action plan developed with community partners to expedite discharges
 
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