Stroke Patients (Care)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 8th May 2013.

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Photo of Dennis Robertson Dennis Robertson Scottish National Party

I thank the minister for that response. He is probably aware of a survey that was conducted by the Stroke Association that states that over 42 per cent of patients lacked emotional support after their physical needs had been met. Can the minister reassure me that the figures are, in terms of emotional support for our patients, better in Scotland? What more can be done to reassure patients who are awaiting emotional support after their physical needs have been met?