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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-09612: Alexander Stewart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 5 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what progress the NHS is making with reducing bed blocking.

Answered by: Shona Robison 19 June 2017

The latest delayed discharge census (April 2017) was published on 6 June. It showed a reduction in bed days associated with delay, continuing the downward trend that has seen 25 out of 26 months showing a reduction on the equivalent month the previous year.

The standard health and social care delays over 3 days fell again in April to713, down 63 from March. This is the lowest level since recording changes were introduced in July 2016.