Scotland

What is happening in your local hospital?

Is there a problem with bed blocking in Scottish hospitals? Use this interactive tool - developed by BBC data journalist Marc Ellison - to see which board and which individual hospitals experienced the worst bed bottlenecks over the Christmas period.

Bed blocking, or "delayed discharge", is when a patient is judged clinically ready to go home but continues to occupy a hospital bed while plans are made for appropriate follow-up care.