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S5W-13115: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 30 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for stroke survivors in Moray, and for their carers and families, following discharge from hospital.

Answered by: Shona Robison 14 December 2017

While policies, frameworks and resources are provided by the Scottish Government, individual NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships are responsible for planning, funding and implementing services in their area and for managing the resources to deliver them.

We expect Health Boards, including NHS Grampian, to work with their Health and Social Care Partnerships to plan and fund stroke services to deliver Priority 7: Transition to the Community and Priority 8: Supported Self-Management and Living with Stroke in our Stroke Improvement Plan (2014) for their local population, with appropriate care provided to those individuals in need.

Moray Health and Social Care Partnership should work together with patients, family and carers to ensure appropriate on-going support is provided to people with long term care needs, on discharge from hospital. Wherever possible assessment should start prior to discharge, and continue once the individual is settled at home, to ensure support is tailored to the individuals long term needs in a more homely setting.