Hospital beds occupied by delayed discharges fall for third month in a row

From ISD today:

  • In April 2019, 40,994 days were spent in hospital by people whose discharge was delayed. This is a decrease of 1% compared with 41,453 days in April 2018.
  • In April 2019, the average number of beds occupied per day due to delayed discharges was 1,366. In March, the daily average was 1,401 a fall of 2.5%.
  • At the April 2019 census point, there were 1,365 people delayed. This is a decrease of 1% compared with the number of people delayed (1,380) at the census point in April 2018.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Health-and-Social-Community-Care/Publications/2019-06-04/2019-06-04-DelayedDischarges-Summary.pdf

 

2 thoughts on “Hospital beds occupied by delayed discharges fall for third month in a row

  1. Bugger (the Panda) June 4, 2019 / 9:54 am

    John

    I wanted to reply more fully and thoughtfully to you on an earlier post of yours on targets and their efficacy or even usefulness.

    In my wirjing life I have always been subject to targets usually proposed by myself.

    Most were not simple numbers but were designed to enhance my employers strategic position and objectives.

    They did work but the Co structure and matrix culture was the key.

    If the team is a team and works together for the common good, like hospitals, police and social services, positive results can be achieved.

    Next time in Scotland we could meet up fir lunch or just beer to talk that through to death .

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