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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S2W-32689
Asked by: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 19 March 2007

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of how the Hospital at Home scheme operates, how it is funded, what personnel are required and where it has been piloted.

Current status: Answered by Lewis Macdonald on 2 April 2007


Answer

It is for NHS boards to provide high quality, safe and sustainablehealthcare services that meet the needs of its local population. Hospital at Homeschemes are community based services designed to provide a care package around anindividuals needs which support prevention of admission to hospital and early dischargefrom hospital. The detail, planning and funding of these services are operationalmatters for NHS boards.