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Patient bed move target could be set, says Nicola Sturgeon

Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon says a future target on the issue of patients being moved from bed to bed during their hospital stay could be set.

Her comments came in light of a Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) survey suggesting patients were routinely taken from specialist wards.

The practice, known as boarding, typically happens in winter.

Ms Sturgeon told BBC Scotland she was would discuss the issue of targets with the Royal College.

  • 12 Jun 2012