Health and Sport Committee: David Stewart MSP asks questions about delayed discharge

The transfer of care from hospital to home care sector was one of the items on the agenda for debate at this week’s Health and Sport Committee.

The Committee meets at 10am each Tuesday in a virtual meeting broadcast on

As part of its Pre Budget-Scrutiny this week, the Committee took evidence from Judith Proctor, Chief Officer, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, Vicky Irons, Chief Officer, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership and Eddie Fraser, Chief Officer, East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

MSP David Stewart MSP asked some questions around delayed discharges, which occurs when a patient, clinically ready for discharge, cannot leave hospital because the other necessary care, support or accommodation for them is not readily accessible or funding is not available, for example to purchase a care home place.

Here is a clip of Stewart’s questions: