Date lodged: 12 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many people were cared for in (a) adult and (b) childrens hospices in each of the last four years, and how many it projects will be cared for in each of the next five.
Answered by: Shona Robison 1 November 2017
This information is not centrally held.
The Scottish Atlas of Palliative Care, which was published in September 2016, provides Scotland specific data on levels, location and types of specialist palliative care services across Scotland which has previously been subsumed within UK data. The Atlas can be found at: https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_486122_en.pdf
Additionally, the Children's Hospice Across Scotland (CHAS) published the Children in Scotland requiring Palliative Care (CHiSP) study in October 2015. This study sets out the numbers of children and young people in Scotland with palliative care needs and generated evidence to support the planning and delivery of paediatric palliative care in Scotland. The CHiSP study can be accessed at: http://www.cen.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/02/ChiSP_report.pdf