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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-14096: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many accessible toilets with hoists and adult changing beds each NHS board has.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 8 February 2018

There are currently 157 Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) across Scotland. Unlike other regions of the UK, the number of CPTs in Scotland has been increasing. The location of each CPT in Scotland can be found at http://pamis.org.uk/campaigns/changing-places-toilets/.

The Scottish Government is fully committed to the continuing provision of CPTs through our A Fair Scotland for Disabled People action plan ambition, ‘places that are accessible to everyone’. We work closely with PAMIS, the only organisation in Scotland which works with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families for a better life. PAMIS continues to progress the CPT campaign, and has engaged with a range of stakeholders, particularly in areas where there are limited or no CPTs.

The following table details the number of Changing Places Toilets in NHS Boards premises:

 

NHS BOARD

Number of Changing Places Toilets

Ayrshire and Arran

2

Borders

0

Dumfries and Galloway

1

Fife

3

Forth valley

1

Grampian

4

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

4

Highland

0

Lanarkshire

0

Lothian

0

Orkney

0

Shetland

0

Tayside

2

Western Isles

0

TOTAL

17