Managing delayed transfers of care

Frequently asked questions

Delayed transfers of care, sometimes inaccurately referred to as ‘bed-blocking’, occur when a patient is ready to leave hospital but is still occupying a hospital bed. The LGA is continuing to work with councils and the sector to identify the challenges and barriers and work towards positive solutions that maintain a focus on the people that use the services.

This set of Frequently Asked Questions addresses some of the issues behind delayed transfers of care, why it is important to councils, and explains the data collections used to monitor progress locally and nationally.

Frequently asked questions

Resources to support councils in managing transfers of care


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