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We developed a national care home live bed state web portal

Friday 11th May 2018

In collaboration with NHS England we developed a care home live bed state web portal. The aspiration was to provide discharge teams in hospitals to quickly find bed vacancies in nursing and residential care homes to speed up the process of discharging patients who had been assessed as clinically fit for discharge. We currently have over 3,000 registered users and more than 1300 care homes spanning more than 42 CCGs are actively sharing their bed vacancies. The tool also allows professionals to help patients and families make more informed decisions about their home of choice. One of our customers reduced their Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOCs) relating to lack of Nursing and Residential placements by 88%. This helped the hospital see more patients by freeing up beds as well saving staff time calling around care homes trying to find a vacant bed.