From the NHS Scotland Information Services Division today:

Timely discharge from hospital is an important indicator of quality and is a marker for person-centred, effective, integrated and harm free care. A delayed discharge occurs when a hospital patient who is clinically ready for discharge from inpatient hospital care continues to occupy a hospital bed beyond the date they are ready for discharge.

At the March 2020 census point, there were 1,171 people delayed. This is a decrease of 14% compared with the number of people delayed (1,364) at the census point in March 2019.

In March 2020, the average number of beds occupied per day due to delayed discharges was 1,452. In February 2020, the daily average was 1,616.