Official figures published show the number of days patients spent in hospital due to Delayed Discharge in November fell by 13% compared to the same time last year.

ISD Scotland statistics published show that 47,862 bed days were occupied by delayed discharge patients in November – a 6% reduction from October and a 13% reduction compared to November 2014.

In welcoming these figures Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson said;

“Reducing delayed discharge is one of the key priorities for the health service, which is a significant challenge and which the Scottish Government has committed £100 million over three years to help local integration partnerships tackle this issue.

“Partnerships have worked hard over the last year to improve the timely discharge of patients and I welcome these latest statistics which shows over 7,300 extra bed days were freed up in November compared to the same month in 2014.

“Tribute must go to the hard working staff at Forth Valley Royal who have contributed to these excellent figures.”