Murdo is calling on the SNP to outline a plan to tackle the shocking delayed bed discharge problem in Fife.
Statistics showed a huge increase in the number of bed days being lost due to patients not being able to leave hospitals in the Kingdom.
Between November 2020 and November 2021, there was a shocking 46% increase in the number of bed days lost in Fife – up from 2,619 in November 2020 to 3,833 in November last year.
Murdo Fraser MSP says current SNP Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has failed to get on top of this situation and hasn’t given social care services in Fife the resources they need to allow individuals return to their own communities.
Commenting, Murdo Fraser MSP said: “The SNP Government have completely failed to honour their promise on delayed bed discharge.
“That was made almost seven years ago, yet there is a deeply concerning rise in the number of bed days being lost in Fife due to this practice continuing.
“The costs of delayed discharge for Fife are threatening to spiral out of control, but we still see no strategy from the SNP to solve it.”