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FOI 2023 29 - Domestic Abuse


Information Requested:

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
Please could you provide the following data:

The number of patients in hospital delayed from discharge with the reason provided being because they are a victim of domestic abuse or violence and awaiting community care or a bed in a domestic abuse or violence shelter or facility. Please provide the number over the past year (6 Feb 2022-6 Feb 2023).
I would like to receive the information in an electronic excel spreadsheet. 


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 22nd February 2023.

Public Health Wales do not hold this data, it is important to note that Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. This is NOT the same as NHS Wales. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.
I have provided contact details for each Health Board below, I suggest you contact them for the information you require.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board 

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board 

Powys Teaching Health Board


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