Cash-strapped health bosses are spending about £170,000 a month because of “bed-blocking” involving older patients in Dundee.
The number of patients kept in hospital after being told they were well enough to leave has fallen year on year, according to official figures.
A hospital linked to a trial scheme to move recuperating NHS patients into Airbnb-style private accommodation to free up beds has insisted it has no intention to support the plan “at this time”.
The number of patients kept in hospital after being told they were well enough to leave has fallen year on year, according to the latest figures.
New figures have revealed that one NHS Tayside patient waited five-and-a-half years in hospital after being declared fit for discharge.
Plans have been drawn up to build a new visitor centre at a local beauty spot.
Patients who should have been discharged from hospital are taking up the equivalent of three wards in Tayside, the Tele can reveal.
Bed-blocking across Tayside hospitals is falling, new figures have revealed.
Bed blocking in Tayside has worsened, new figures have revealed — with tens of thousands of bed days lost in the past year.