Residential Care

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 19th November 2001.

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Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Scottish National Party

Question S1W-18703

To ask the Scottish Executive how many respite care places have been provided since May 1999, broken down by (a) health board area and (b) local authority area.

Photo of Malcolm Chisholm Malcolm Chisholm Labour

The following tables contain information on respite admissions:

Respite Admissions - year to 31 March 2000

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Local Authority

Residential Care Homes

Private Nursing Homes1,2,3,4

Total

Aberdeen City5

1,000

210

1,210

Aberdeenshire5

1,385

235

1,620

Angus

453

38

491

Argyll & Bute

672

42

714

Clackmannanshire

52

23

75

Dumfries & Galloway

664

130

794

Dundee City

1,102

276

1,378

East Ayrshire5

454

169

623

East Dunbartonshire

127

125

252

East Lothian5

213

568

781

East Renfrewshire

10

116

126

Edinburgh, City of5

4,025

419

4,444

Eilean Siar

177

18

195

Falkirk

302

243

545

Fife

3,070

578

3,648

Glasgow City

4,571

656

5,227

Highland

3,181

374

3,555

Inverclyde

1,145

51

1,196

Midlothian5

838

120

958

Moray5

564

34

598

North Ayrshire5

500

402

902

North Lanarkshire

2,902

170

3,072

Orkney Islands

302

302

Perth & Kinross5

955

761

1,716

Renfrewshire

532

439

971

Scottish Borders5

264

62

326

Shetland Islands

437

437

South Ayrshire5

1,138

133

1,271

South Lanarkshire

2,081

522

2,603

Stirling

714

184

898

West Dunbartonshire

747

42

789

West Lothian5

407

158

565

Scotland

34,984

7,298

42,282

Source: ISD Scotland, ISD(34).

HD: Social Work Statistics; R1 Return.

Notes:

1. Private nursing homes subject to the Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938 (as amended), or the Mental Health Act 1960/1984. It also includes a few "other" establishments, e.g. hospices registered under the Act.

2. The figures shown are based on information supplied by nursing homes at the end of the financial year. It is understood from health boards that a small number of other nursing homes have not been able to provide the information requested. Data from these nursing homes (around 30 in total) and data from private hospitals also registered under the Acts, are not included in the table. For this reason caution should be used when interpreting the trends in the table. Any change in respite admissions could be due to non-submission of data in any year. Health boards with particular issues are noted in the table above.

3. Patients admitted on a non-permanent basis to assist their normal carer.

4. Health board area refers to that of the private nursing home and is not necessarily the normal health board area of residence of the patient receiving respite.

5. Data for this health board are affected by incomplete returns across one or both years, as referred to in note 2 above.

Respite Admissions - year to 31 March 2000

Non-Obstetric

Non-Psychiatric

Mental Illness

Learning Disability Hospital

Admissions to long stay facilities in Geriatric Medicine10,11

Health Board

Residential Care Homes

Private Nursing Homes1,2,3,4

Hospital Discharges6,7

Unit Admissions8,9

Total

Argyll & Clyde

2,550

570

209

583

32

3,944

Ayrshire & Arran5

2,092

704

220

1,085

219

4,320

Borders

264

62

141

26

67

560

Dumfries & Galloway

664

130

35

610

3

1,442

Fife

3,070

578

54

499

5

4,206

Forth Valley

1,068

450

173

222

172

2,085

Grampian5

2,949

479

333

247

4

4,012

Greater Glasgow

5,848

950

129

120

80

7,127

Highland

3,181

374

408

104

36

4,103

Lanarkshire

4,389

643

209

336

64

5,641

Lothian5

5,483

1,265

1,132

432

532

8,844

Orkney

302

-

4

1

-

307

Shetland

437

-

-

-

-

437

Tayside

2,510

1,075

223

561

11

4,380

Western Isles

177

18

124

-

-

319

Scotland

34,984

7,298

3,394

4,826

1,225

51,727

Source: ISD Scotland: ISD(34); SMR01; SMR50.

HD: Social Work Statistics; R1 Return.

Notes:

1. Private nursing homes subject to the Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938 (as amended), or the Mental Health Act 1960/1984. It also includes a few "other" establishments, e.g. hospices registered under the Act.

2. The figures shown are based on information supplied by nursing homes at the end of the financial year. It is understood from health boards that a small number of other nursing homes have not been able to provide the information requested. Data from these nursing homes (around 30 in total) and data from private hospitals also registered under the Acts, are not included in the table. For this reason caution should be used when interpreting the trends in the table. Any change in respite admissions could be due to non-submission of data in any year. Health boards with particular issues are noted in the table above.

3. Patients admitted on a non-permanent basis to assist their normal carer.

4. Health board area refers to that of the private nursing home and is not necessarily the normal health board area of residence of the patient receiving respite.

5. Data for this health board are affected by incomplete returns across one or both years, as referred to in note 2 above.

6. Discharges from non-obstetric/non-psychiatric specialties in NHS hospitals in Scotland.

7. Defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Volume 10, (ICD10) code Z75.5 (holiday relief care) recorded as a principal diagnosis.

8. Discharges from mental illness hospitals, psychiatric units and learning disability hospitals in Scotland.

9. Status on Admission defined as "Informal - holiday/respite".

10. Discharges from long stay facilities in the specialty of Geriatric Medicine in NHS hospitals in Scotland.

11. Defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Volume 10, (ICD10) code Z75.5 (holiday relief care) recorded as "Main Contributory Social Factor on Admission".

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