Number of hospital beds occupied due to delayed discharges falls

This is a line chart showing the average number of beds occupied per day by delayed discharges. The average number of beds fluctuates during 2019 and peaks in February 2020, before reducing dramatically in April 2020. The measure increases each month from June 2020 to September 2020, remains fairly steady to April 2021 and then increases to October 2021 with a decrease in November 2021.

From NHS Scotland today:

In November 2021, the average number of beds occupied per day due to delayed discharges was 1,563, which is more consistent with pre-pandemic figures. This is a decrease of 3% compared to October 2021 when the daily average was 1,619.

https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/publications/delayed-discharges-in-nhsscotland-monthly/delayed-discharges-in-nhsscotland-monthly-figures-for-november-2021/

One thought on “Number of hospital beds occupied due to delayed discharges falls

  1. Traditionally the SNHS has always tried to discharge patients to be at home with their families at Christmas time. Wherever possible. The wonderful SNHS. Everyone knows how good it is because everyone uses the facilities.

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