‘Appalling’ increase in city bed-blocking cases
NEW figures revealing a sharp increase in the number of bed-blocking cases in Aberdeen sparked a political row last night.
Council statistics showed 34 patients were stuck in hospital for more than six weeks after being cleared to leave in 2012-13, compared with just two the previous year.
Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart called on Health Secretary Alex Neil to investigate, saying the needs of vulnerable people in the city were not being met.
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