Delayed transfers of care numbers fall 19%

The number of delayed transfers of care fell in August by 19% year on year, official government figures report. There were 145,617 delayed days during the month, a decrease from 180,300 in August 2017. While 61.3% (89,253) of delays this year were attributable to the NHS, the proportion due to social care was 31.3% (45,637),…

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