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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14294: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 31 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how regional variations in the delivery of services for people requiring stoma care support at home are being addressed.

Answered by: Shona Robison 20 February 2018

Where an individual is identified as being at critical or substantial risk regarding their independent living or wellbeing, personal and nursing care services should be provided.

A recent survey of NHS Boards indicates that stoma care is provided through local home care services in the majority of health board areas across Scotland with the support of District Nurses and Stoma Nurse Specialists. In all cases support should be tailored to meet the needs of individuals requiring stoma care.