Delayed discharges from hospital beds in NHS Scotland fall again despite massive ongoing increases in demand but Monica Lennon doesn’t get it

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John Robertson
Delayed discharges from hospital beds in NHS Scotland fall again despite massive ongoing increases in demand but Monica Lennon doesn’t get it

  In December 2018, the average number of beds occupied per day due to delayed discharges fell for the second month in a row. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Health-and-Social-Community-Care/Publications/2019-02-05/2019-02-05-DelayedDischarges-Summary.pdf?7647341490 This has been achieved against a background of a massive increase in demand for inpatient places throughout 2017/18: http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/2018/nr_181025_nhs_overview.pdf Remember, outpatients do not require beds. It is the nearly 12% increase in demand for beds for inpatients that makes the achievements in reducing bed-blocking so impressive.      

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John Robertson
Delayed discharges from hospital beds in NHS Scotland fall again despite massive ongoing increases in demand but Monica Lennon doesn’t get it