This report presents the results from the Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care ( HBCCC) & Long Stay Census, which was carried out by the Scottish Government and NHS Boards at midnight, 30 March 2017. The data was collected as part of the Inpatient Census. Data is presented for all HBCCC and Long Stay patients from all three parts of the Census. This includes patients within NHS Scotland facilities (e.g. acute general hospitals, community hospitals, psychiatric hospitals) as well as those patients funded by NHS Scotland but treated in non- NHS Scotland facilities (e.g. NHS England hospitals).
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. By definition, patients in receipt of HBCCC cannot be a Delayed Discharge.
A patient is defined as being a Long Stay patient if they have been in hospital for at least 6 months (regardless if they are in receipt of HBCCC) and do not have a ready for discharge date as at the census date.
The definition and scope of the Census changed in 2017 following the first Census in 2016. 2017 analysis is therefore not directly comparable to previously published HBCCC analysis from 2016.
At the March 2017 Census there were 1,884 Long stay or Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care patients:
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