Date lodged: 11 July 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how many people are waiting to be referred to an NHS forensic unit, and what the maximum waiting time currently is.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 31 July 2018
This information is not held centrally. This is due to there being no consistent definition of a ‘forensic unit’, with NHS Boards using intensive psychiatric care units (IPCUs), mixed purpose rehabilitative facilities or General Adult Psychiatry (GAP) facilities to accommodate forensic patients which are not routinely described as ‘forensic units’.