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Comment on delayed discharge

Published: 7 Nov 2017 09:46

7.4% drop.

Health Secretary Shona Robison said:

 “It’s welcome that, compared to the same month last year, we’ve seen a substantial 7.4% drop in the number of days patients spent in hospital whose discharged was delayed. It is vital that we continue to develop truly integrated ways of working to ensure we see further improvement.

 “This comes after the recent Audit Scotland report confirmed good progress on delayed discharge, highlighting a 14% reduction in the six months to March 2017. Every month since March has shown improvement compared to the same month in 2016.”

Background

Delayed Discharges in NHS Scotland