Current total placements cost to NHS p/a
Average 6-year Learning Disability placement
With 2100 in hospital over 6 years cost
Rough calculations indicate that these placements are costing the NHS £3.5 billion a year. A single six year placement for someone with a Learning Disability would cost almost £2 million. Keeping 2,100 people in hospital would cost £2.5 billion over a six year period.
Out of area hospital placements
Average cost £3800 per week
Average length of stay 6 years
Average cost £2500 per week
Average length of stay 36.1 days
There are 3000 people in England placed in out of area specialist mental health or learning disability hospitals and many more are placed in residential and supported living out of county.
NEBS will support people being placed closer to family, home and in services that more closely meet their ongoing needs and diagnosis. Improving patient journeys, experience, and clinical outcomes.
These are often hundreds of miles from family and home. The average hospital admission length for Mental health is 31 days and astoundingly, for a person with a Learning Disability it is 6 year.
Many patients, especially those with neurodevelopmental disorders, require highly specialist services, specific environments and a specialised staff skill mix.
At its core will be complex algorithms and seamless interoperability with existing EPR systems and clinical pathways. This will ensure the correct bed is matched to the persons needs in the most time and cost efficient manner for both the commissioner and provider.