This report presents the results from the first Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care ( HBCCC) Census, which was carried out by the Scottish Government and NHS Boards at midnight, 31 March 2016. The data was collected as part of the Inpatient Census, comprising of the Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Bed Census, Out of NHS Scotland Placements Census and HBCCC (General Acute). Data is presented for patients receiving HBCCC from all three parts of the Census.
A patient is defined as receiving HBCCC if they cannot have their care needs met in any setting other than hospital and require long-term complex clinical care, or if they have been in hospital for more than 6 months. This includes patients within NHS Scotland facilities ( e.g. acute general hospitals, community hospitals) as well as those patients funded by NHS Scotland but treated in non- NHS Scotland facilities ( e.g. Private Facilities or NHS facilities elsewhere in the UK). By definition, patients in receipt of HBCCC cannot be a Delayed Discharge.
At the March Census there were 1,630 patients receiving Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care: