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S5W-12688: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many specialist (a) adult and (b) child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) eating disorder inpatient beds there are.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 22 November 2017

The number of specialist eating disorder beds for adults is shown in the following table:

Service

No of beds

 

Area served

 

St John’s Hospital, Livingston

12

South East of Scotland

Borders, Lothian, Fife, Forth Valley

Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow

4

West of Scotland

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Eden Unit, Royal Cornhill Aberdeen

10

North of Scotland

Grampian Highland Tayside, Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles

Source: Scottish Government

In other Board areas, NHS inpatient care is provided in general or adolescent psychiatry in mental health hospitals or in acute care, with specialist in-patient treatment also available through referral if appropriate to the independent sector.

Children and young people with an eating disorder will normally be referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) with only a very small number requiring treatment in an inpatient facility. Where hospital admission is appropriate, this would be to one of the 3 regional CAMHS inpatient units shown in the following table.

CAMHS Inpatient Unit

 

No of beds

 

Area served

 

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

12

South East of Scotland

Lothian, Fife and Borders

Skye House,

Stobhill, Glasgow

24

West of Scotland

Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway

Ayrshire and Arran

Dudhope House,

Dundee

12

North of Scotland

Tayside, Grampian, Highland, Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles

Source: Scottish Government