News / Scotland by Press Association 14/08/2018, 12:09 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Auditors have warned increasing evidence indicates parts of Scotland lack adequate numbers of intensive care beds. An audit of more than 46,000 patients admitted to specialist wards for the most severely ill or injured last year found the quality of critical care is high but bed shortages are causing problems. The intensive care unit (ICU) at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee had the highest percentage of patients discharged early at 7%, more than three times the Scottish average, with most being sent to another ward in the hospital. The report states: “This figure suggests that the number of physical ICU beds available at Ninewells Hospital is inadequate to meet the demands of the service. “At times of peak occupancy, ICU bed demand appears to exceed the supply and patients were discharged early to a lower level of care.” Elsewhere, a shortage of general hospital beds means patients fit to leave intensive care cannot be moved. A quarter of patients in intensive care units audited across Scotland had their discharge delayed by more than four hours and for high dependency units this… Read full this story
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