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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08525: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 30 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it will use the circumstances arising from the integration of health and social care to improve rehabilitation services for people who have had a stroke when they leave hospital.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 25 April 2017

Health and Social Care Integration seeks to ensure that those who use services receive the right care and support whatever their needs, at any point in their care journey. With a greater emphasis on community-based care, local systems will deliver more person-centred services, improving outcomes for service-users, including those who have had a stroke.

Rehabilitation pathways from hospital care to community care are in place for individuals who have had a stroke. Through our work to deliver the priority actions identified in the Stroke Improvement Plan, we are seeking to ensure that people who have had a stroke get access to the care and support they need to help them to return to independent living.