Date lodged: 16 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, in light of assurances given that the closure of the Mulberry Unit at Stracathro Hospital is temporary, when it is expected to reopen for patients, and whether the reopening will be at the same capacity and staffing level as at December 2016.
Answered by: Shona Robison 31 January 2017
On 1 April 2016, mental health services in Tayside became fully devolved and delegated to each of its three Health and Social Care Partnerships for Angus, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross, with the latter being responsible for the delivery of all acute and in-patient mental health services on a hosted basis.
NHS Tayside is working in partnership with its Health and Social Care Partnerships to complete the Tayside Mental Health Service Redesign Transformation Programme to ensure that sustainable mental health services, based upon patient safety and improving quality of care, is in place across Tayside. The plan is expected to be completed shortly and will be subject to full stakeholder consultation. This will include consideration of the future of the Mulberry Unit in the provision of longer term health services within Tayside.