Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC) Needs Assessments

Delayed patient discharges between the NHS and social care are at record levels and councils face higher and higher targets to reduce the delays. Keeping patients in hospital longer than required can have a number of detrimental effects as well as steep financial consequences.

Agreeing that a patient is fit for discharge, as well as acquiring a care package and getting paperwork completed on time, can be a difficult process. Skylakes targeted DToC Assessment Teams will support all Local Authorities to achieve this in line with your main priority, which is always to get people discharged as soon as they are well enough.

Our assessments will help quickly reduce waiting lists by identifying whether needs meet the eligibility criteria and if so, then what is required by means of care to meet those needs to enable this person to safely be discharged.