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Table 3

From: Accelerated discharge of patients in the event of a major incident: observational study of a teaching hospital

Number of patients (mean, range) South Manchester (pop 150,000) Trafford (pop 210,000) Stockport (pop 280,000)
Awaiting placement of which: 37 (30–47) 31 (22–45) 6 (3–12)
   Nursing home 7 (3–10) 5 (1–11) 1 (0–4)
   Residential home 2 (0–5) 1 (0–4) 0 (0–1)
   Care package in own home 26 (19–38) 22 (11–35) 4 (2–7)
   Awaiting equipment 2 (1–6) 3 (0–6) 1 (0–3)
Potential for community supported discharge 21 (14–27) 17 (7–27) 5 (2–7)