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Supporting people's care needs after they leave hospital

Published:
20 January 2021
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In this month’s COVID-19 Insight report, we share further data on the designated settings scheme for adult social care, and look more closely at data on deaths.

The latest insight report considers increases in hospital admissions, comparing this with the overall capacity of beds in designated settings and alternative arrangements in each region of England. Designated settings are intended for people who are discharged from hospital with a COVID-positive test who will be moving or going back into a care home setting.

The changes in hospital occupancy rates have varied significantly across regions. As levels of infection continue to increase, hospitals will need to access the capacity created by the designated setting scheme, as part of a wider consideration of the support for people leaving hospital care who need social care.

We also continue to look at deaths in adult social care settings, providing further analysis on the number of deaths of people with a learning disability or autistic people, and people from Black and minority ethnic communities.

Last updated:
20 January 2021