Good news as 40% more elderly/dementia patients treated at home in Scotland

Thanks, once more to a parliamentary question from Miles Briggs (SCAUP), we can reveal that the number of old age hospital beds has been reduced from 2 823 in 2008/09 to 1 774 in 2017/18. Typically, around 90% of these were used for dementia cases.

According to the SNP Government:

The trends are in line with broader Scottish Government policies, including the three National Dementia Strategies and the integration of health and social care, to shift the balance of care, strengthen integrated community care and enable more people with dementia to live a good quality of life at home or in a homely environment for longer.

Click to access WA20190725.pdf

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