The Scottish executive says it has no plans to introduce a fining
system for delayed discharges.
Under new guidance, older people in Scotland will be moved into any
available care home if they remain in hospital six weeks after a
But Andy Sim, head of policy for Age Concern Scotland, said the
guidance would punish older people for the shortage of care home
places. Being forced to move to a care home not of their choice
could affect the mental health and well-being of the individual, he
A Scottish executive spokesperson said financial support would be
provided to people who might have to travel long distances to visit
an elderly relative.