The UK Care Report – Westminster, December 2018
Compare the cost, quality, speed, availability, and NHS wait times of care in Westminster, London
Cost of home care in Westminster
Most home care providers in Westminster charge between:
£13.06 – £19.76
£16.41 average hourly cost
Source: based on price per offer of every provider that has offered on Care Sourcer in 2018. Cost distribution is calculated as one standard deviation from the mean average cost, which is 68% of care offers.
Availability of home care in Westminster
On average a care request in Westminster will get 12.17 offers.
Source: based on providers offering on Care Sourcer 2018
Quality of home care in Westminster
The majority of Westminster care offers on Care Sourcer are rated:
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They are responsible for inspecting care providers to make sure they are delivering high-quality care.
The service is performing exceptionally well.
The service is performing well and meeting the CQC's expectations.
The service is not performing as well as it should and the CQC has told the service how it must improve.
The service is performing badly and the CQC have taken action against the person or organisation that runs it.
The service has been inspected and the official rating is pending.
The service is registered and regulated by the CQC but has not had its first inspection yet.
Waiting times for care in Westminster
When people are waiting for discharge from hospital, how long does it take them to find care?
|NHS or Council-sourced care||Care found with Care Sourcer|
|Average wait for care in Westminster||11 days |
Once deemed medically fit to leave, it take an average of 10.93 days for a patient to be discharged from a London hospital.
|2 hours 59 minutes |
Average time receive your first care offer from a CQC-registered care provider
|Choice of care providers||Typically one provider with availability||An average of 12.17 providers with availability|
|Who finds the care?||NHS or the Local Authority||You, supported by Care Sourcer’s care matching experts|
|Who pays for the care?||NHS or the Local Authority||NHS or Local Authority if using Direct Payment or you, if you are assessed by the council as self-funded or paying privately|
* Source: Using the latest patient-level NHS Delayed Transfers of Care Data combined with average length of hospital stay March 2017. The average length of hospital stay is 11.9 days. In a 31 day month, this equates to 2.61 patients being in hospital. The NHS last published the ‘number of patients affected by delayed discharge on the last Thursday of the month in March 2017. In order to estimate the number of patients for the month as a whole, this number has been multiplied by 2.61. For example, if on the last Thursday of the month, the NHS reported 7 delayed patients on that Thursday in Barking and Dagenham, this would equate to roughly 18 patients delayed over the month.
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