Cole-Hamilton: Assurances needed on NHS beds

Responding to the news that there has been a reduction of 374 available staffed beds in the NHS in the last year, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP commented:

“Improvements in healthcare have reduced the length of many hospital stays. However, the Scottish Government needs to think carefully before continuing to cut the number of NHS beds while delayed discharge continues to be a huge obstacle to delivering care and keeping hospitals moving.

“People need assurances that the NHS is equipped to meet demand as we enter winter.”

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