Date lodged: 11 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the importance of cottage hospitals in the transitional period from acute hospital to home.
Answered by: Shona Robison 31 October 2017
Community (Cottage) Hospitals deliver valuable services in many local communities. They can be an important part of providing people with the care and support they need closer to home and also help to reduce unnecessary admissions to acute hospitals. In addition, they can act as step down facilities allowing earlier discharge from acute hospitals and be part of a community hub of local services.