Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, said: “8,306 bed days lost to delayed discharge are 8,306 too many for a health board that is already at crisis point.
Patients also felt informed about their condition, with 80% feeling they had enough information compared with 60% across the UK. Around 84% of patients also said they were given enough information about the side effects of their medication, compared to 60% in the UK as a whole.
“One day I was waiting on the platform for my train and an older man wearing a green jacket came up to me and spat in my eye for no reason then just walked on without saying anything. I was just standing waiting on the train. I don’t understand why someone would do that. I felt shocked.
“We are well on our way to ensuring that all our settings are equipped to offer the increased hours by August and we have either opened, or are in the process of opening, a number of new early years units to cope with demand, including two new outdoor nurseries.
“Children and young people in West Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh are being neglected and their health is in decline due to the SNP’s mismanagement of our NHS with waiting times getting longer and delayed discharge rates rising.
She marked her new role this week with a front-page splash on the news that Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, are to marry, with her expecting a baby, and a controversial massive heading: ‘ANOTHER DUMMY IN NO. 10’.