Tuesday August 11th 2015
Alison Johnstone MSP, the Scottish Greens’ health spokesperson, today urged the Scottish Government to address areas of concern highlighted by an audit into Critical Care in hospitals.
The review shows:
Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, said:
“This audit is a mixed report for health service managers and the Scottish Government. While it’s obviously very welcome that patients are more likely to survive their admission to Intensive Care, some key challenges clearly remain.
“The drop in Intensive Care patients being seen each day by trained consultants is worrying, and it is important that the reasons behind this are learned so the situation can be turned around. There is a serious problem in recruitment and training in intensive care medicine, and that must be addressed.
“It’s also a concern that night time discharges from critical care have not been reduced, and I would urge management and government to focus more attention on this issue to ensure patient recovery is not being put at risk. We need to see more effort to improve connections in the NHS and make beds available for people who still need care.”
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