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Hospice and Respite Facilities for Young Disabled Adults Debate, 08/10/14 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 8 October 2014 on the absence of suitable hospice and respite facilities for young disabled adults. The debate was introduced by Jackie Baillie (Lab).

The motion was debated without any question being put:

That the Parliament is concerned at the absence of suitable hospice and respite facilities for young disabled adults in Dumbarton and across Scotland; understands that the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), which currently provides services to approximately 100 young adults, has been forced to impose an upper age limit on its facilities due to increased demand on its service capacity by children; notes that this upper age limit will come into force in approximately three years’ time; believes that, with life expectancy for conditions such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy increasing, the need for age-appropriate hospice and respite facilities for young disabled adults will only grow with time; notes the calls of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and the What About Us? campaign group for new proposals to be brought forward as a matter of urgency, and further notes calls for an urgent government review of the issue, bringing together NHS boards, local authorities, hospice providers and young people”

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 8 October 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 8 October 2014