NHS Grampian has been the worst performing health board in Scotland against a key waiting-time target for 15 consecutive months.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to act on bed blocking after figures revealed it has risen by 10% in a year.
Highland MSP Gail Ross is calling on the newly appointed health secretary to visit Caithness to experience for herself the strain being placed on NHS patients and staff in the region.
NHS Highland is already predicted to need another £19 million bail-out – just two months into the new financial year.