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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13226: Tom Mason (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason NHS Grampian’s rate of delayed discharge bed days as a proportion of all occupied bed days is higher than the Scottish average.

Answered by: Shona Robison 19 December 2017

The delayed discharge bed days as a proportion of all occupied bed days, as published in the annual report (link) shows NHS Grampian (10%) as slightly above the Scottish average (8.2%). However, the health board has made good progress reducing delays across the region, with data for 2014 and 15 showing this figure at 16.2%, with the Scottish average remaining around 8%.

The partnerships within Grampian have faced significant challenges recruiting and retaining care staff across the region, and have had to think innovatively about how to provide care within the community. This has included the up-scaling of Intermediate Care services.