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S5W-06151: Sarwar, Anas (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what funding has been given to hospices for palliative care needs in each year since 2007, broken down by NHS board area.

Answered by: Shona Robison 26 January 2017

This information is not centrally held.

It is the responsibility of Health and Social Care Partnerships to plan and deliver services for their area using the integrated budgets under their control. This includes hospice and palliative and end of life care services.

In 2015, the year before integration went live, the Scottish Government published statutory guidance on strategic commissioning setting out that each Partnership's strategic commissioning plan should be based upon a Strategic Needs Assessment of local people, including those with palliative and end of life care needs.