EDINBURGH’S DELAYED DICHARGE CRISIS DEEPENS

NEWS FROM KEZIA DUGDALE MSP EMBARGO: IMMEDIATE EDINBURGH’S DELAYED DICHARGE CRISIS DEEPENS Nearly 8,000 hospital bed days were lost in Edinburgh in September as a result of a growing delayed discharge crisis. The capital had by far the largest number of patients stuck...

THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS MISSING OUT ON LUNG REHAB

Only one-in-nine patients in the Lothians who would benefit from lung rehab are able to receive it because of a chronic shortage of spaces, Kezia Dugdale revealed today. The Labour MSP for Edinburgh and the Lothians challenged ministers to end the ‘postcode lottery’...

NHS Treatment Time Law Broken

A flagship SNP waiting time law has been broken more than 27,000 times in the Lothian region since it was introduced. In 2012 the SNP introduced the Treatment Time Guarantee, which gave patients a legal right to treatment within 12 weeks for conditions such as knee...

Sexual Harassment Survey

The Scottish Parliament has published the results of a confidential survey which assessed the extent to which sexual harassment and sexist behaviour is present in Holyrood and in MSPs’ local offices. The Parliament commissioned the survey in late 2017 following...

Tailor Ed Foundation

Kezia Dugdale has called on the Scottish Government to rescue a closure-threatened charity in Edinburgh that supports families raising a child with autism. The Tailor Ed Foundation has been helping families in the capital since 2009, but has warned it may be forced to...