Health Secretary Jeane Freeman is being urged to make good on the Scottish Government’s pledge to abolish bed blocking in hospitals, as new figures showed the problem has cost an estimated £500 million since Nicola Sturgeon became First Minister.
The rising number of hospital beds being blocked by delayed discharges is unacceptable, the Scottish Health Secretary has admitted.
An average of 131 beds each day in the north-east are being taken up by delayed discharge.
Dozens of North-east hospital beds are being “blocked” at any one time, new figures suggest.
A programme to tackle bed blocking in Aberdeen could be expanded by taking more care home beds.