A further £100 million over three years is to be invested in the NHS to help reduce the numbers of people waiting to be discharged from hospital has been announced by Shona Robison.
The funding will be used to support health boards and local authorities deliver good quality care and support for people at home.
Whatever your politics this is surely a good use of our money.
When you have to be in hospital, that's where you have to be. I imagine very few people actually enjoy it, but it has to be.
But once you no longer need the hands-on 24-hour care, surely all most people want is to get out and finish your recovery in the comfort of you own home.
It's a win win situation too, because hospital beds are expensive and the fewer that are being used when they need not be, the more we can cut waiting times and improve the service we provide to their occupants.
"Bed blocking" as it is sometimes called, has been a problem for as long as I can remember. It's good that the government is investing money to tackle it.