Nearly two-thirds of over-75s were unable to leave hospital despite being ready to — costing the public purse £1.2m in six months.
More than 1,100 patients have died while waiting to be discharged from hospital since March 2015, new figures show.
Bed-blocking cost the NHS in Scotland an estimated £132 million last year - the equivalent of £233 a day.
Cash-strapped health bosses are spending about £170,000 a month because of “bed-blocking” involving older patients in Dundee.
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.