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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust: Hospital Beds

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bed days have been lost due to delayed discharges in the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust since the year to 14 October 2007. (218464)

The number of bed days lost at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust due to delayed discharge from 15 October 2007 to 6 July 2008 is 6,467. These are the latest figures available. All delayed transfers of care for this trust for this period are for acute patients.

Source:

Department of Health, Weekly Situation Reports

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has received from the West Kent Primary Care Trust on the financial support it provided to the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2007-08 to assist that trust reduce the number of bed days lost due to delayed discharges. (218465)

The Department has not received any information on financial support West Kent primary care trust (PCT) has provided to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2007-08 to reduce the number of bed days lost due to delayed discharges. The right hon. Member may therefore wish to raise this with the chief executive of the PCT.