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S5W-17699: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to create a stakeholder working group on appropriate hospice and respite provision for young disabled adults.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 10 August 2018

As outlined in my response to S5W-17339 on 10 July 2018, the Scottish Government has worked with Children’s Hospices Across Scotland to address concerns around the introduction of an upper age limit for their services.

The Scottish Government published the Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care in December 2015. The Strategic Framework for Action set out a vision that by 2021, everyone in Scotland who needs palliative care will have access to it.

Within the context of integration of health and social care, it is the responsibility of Integration Authorities to commission and plan services and support to meet the needs of their local population, including palliative and end of life care and respite care.

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