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PE01105: St Margaret of Scotland Hospice

Health

Petitioner: Marjorie McCance on behalf of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 23 November 2007

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to urge the Scottish Government to guarantee retention of continuing care provision for patients who require ongoing complex medical and nursing care, such as that provided at the 30 bed unit at the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, and to investigate whether arrangements for funding palliative care provision at hospices in the context of HDL(2003)18 are fair and reasonable. 

Petition History:

Summary:

18 December 2007: The Committee agreed to seek responses to the issues raised in the petition from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 18 December 2007 (300KB pdf)

19 February 2008: The Committee agreed to seek a further response from the Scottish Government on whether there are any plans to review the 50% funding mechanism and what action it will take to facilitate a meeting between it, the NHS Board and the hospice board to consider funding issues and options for other types of care that the hospice might provide. Link to Official Report 19 February 2008 (350KB pdf)

27 May 2008: The Committee agreed to seek a further response from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on the specific proposals that have been made to the Hospice on finding a suitable use for the beds that will no longer be required; what discussions have taken place with the petitioners about the proposals and asking it to comment on the specific points raised by the petitioner in her submission. The Committee also agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Health stating its concern over the immediacy of the situation and to ask the Scottish Government to investigate whether the proposals represent the best long term investment in the Hospice and what scope there was for it to intervene in this matter. Link to Official Report 27 May 2008 (330KB pdf)

23 September 2008: The Committee agreed to write to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde inviting it to again meet with the hospice board; to respond to the board on all outstanding questions and to then submit a further response to the Committee on how and when the matters raised in the petition will be resolved. It also agreed to invite the Scottish Government to submit details of what constructive action it has taken since June 2008 to resolve this situation and what further actions the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing will take as a matter of urgency to resolve this situation. Link to Official Report 23 September 2008 (300KB pdf)

16 December 2008: The Committee agreed to write to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the Scottish Government to express its concern that no workable solution has been reached between the NHS board and the hospice board. The Committee further agreed to seek responses from the Scottish Government to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 16 December 2008 (240KB pdf)

3 March 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the Auditor General for Scotland seeking a response to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 3 March 2009 (325KB pdf)

19 May 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde seeking further responses to specific issues. Link to Official Report 19 May 2009 (270KB pdf)

21 September 2009: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a further response to specific points. Link to Official Report 21 September 2009 (250KB pdf)

12 January 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 12 January 2010 (270KB pdf)

20 April 2010: The Committee agreed to postpone the petition until the review of the guidance on adult hospice funding set out in HDL (2003)18 was completed and the Scottish Government had considered the outcomes from that at which time it should submit a response to the Committee. Further, it agreed to write to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the petitioner seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 20 April 2010 (560KB pdf)

5 October 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde seeking responses to specific points. Link to Official Report 5 October 2010 (515KB pdf)

23 November 2010: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010 (580KB pdf)

8 March 2011: The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to this petition. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011 (600KB pdf)

4 October 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 4 October 2011 (470KB pdf)

7 February 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 7 February 2012 (237KB pdf)

12 June 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Link to Official Report 12 June 2012 (382KB pdf)

18 September 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Link to Official Report 18 September 2012 (450KB pdf)

19 February 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Link to Official Report 19 February 2013 (374KB pdf)

30 April 2013: The Committee agreed to defer further consideration of the petition until after the Summer recess. Link to Official Report 30 April 2013 (484KB pdf)

10 December 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 10 December 2013 (425KB pdf)

23 February 2015: The Committee agreed to defer consideration of the petition to a future meeting. Link to Official Report 23 February 2015

3 March 2015: The Committee agreed to write to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and St Margaret of Scotland Hospice. Link to Official Report 3 March 2015

12 May 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and St Margaret of Scotland Hospice. Link to Official Report 12 May 2015

22 September 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 22 September 2015

1 December 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 1 December 2015

9 February 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the Scottish Government has met with St Margaret of Scotland Hospice and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to address the issues they face, an integrated joint board will be responsible for decisions about palliative care in future, and the Scottish Government has committed to a review of hospice funding in its Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care. In doing so, the Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 9 February 2016    

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