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S5W-00358: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 1 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many agency and bank staff have worked at Dudhope House in Dundee since it opened and what percentage of shifts has been covered by these staff.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 16 June 2016

The information requested is not held centrally at hospital level. Information on the use of nursing and midwifery agency and bank staff is available at NHS board level.

However we can confirm that the total Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services workforce is at a record level, having risen by 1.3% since March 2015. There are now 993.5 whole time equivalent posts across the sector, an increase of 29.9% since 2009. The number of clinical staff working in psychological therapies has increased by 1.1 per cent on last year, with 1,079.2 whole time equivalent posts across Scotland.

The Scottish Government is fully committed to providing the people of Scotland with the NHS services which meet their needs and maintain high standards of care.