News Article

Hospital discharges taking on the delays

15 June 2023

In the June issue of LaingBuisson HealthcareMarkets UK, Candesic Senior Partner Dr Michelle Tempest extensively discusses the dramatic impact of delays in hospital discharges (Delayed Transfers of Care) and how leaders, investors and operators can collaborate on the matter.

DTOC has been growing 30% year-on-year since the pandemic and resulted in an unnecessary 12,000 bed days of extra occupancy.

Increased investment and supply of virtual ward beds are a welcome tool to address this situation with an expected increase to 23,000 by the end of the year. Technology is again driving solutions to pressing healthcare needs – but continued leadership focus and investment are also critical pieces to solve the puzzle!