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CAMHS Inpatient Beds Written Answer, 06/07/15 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Jim Hume's (LD) question asking the Scottish Government what plans each NHS board has to increase the number of inpatient beds for children and adolescent mental health services.

The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn, replied that it is the responsibility of health boards to provide services appropriate to the needs of their local population. For adolescent inpatient beds, the boards collaborate in three regions and the bed base is as follows:


Number of beds

Area served

Royal Edinburgh Hospital


South East of Scotland (Lothian, Fife and Borders)

Skye House, Stobhill, Glasgow


West of Scotland (Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Forth Valley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire and Arran)

Dudhope House, Dundee


North of Scotland (Tayside, Grampian,

Children and young people referred to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) will be generally treated in the community. There may however be times when it is necessary to admit them to hospital for specialist treatment. Should this be the case they would be admitted to one of the three regional CAMHS inpatient units.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 06 July 2015 which is available form the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 06 July 2015