2 edition of Resettlement of long-stay patients from learning disability hospitals found in the catalog.
Resettlement of long-stay patients from learning disability hospitals
Northern Ireland Audit Office.
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||report by the Comptroller and Auditor General for Northern Ireland.|
|LC Classifications||RC394.L37 N67 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||52 p. :|
|Number of Pages||52|
|LC Control Number||2009510644|
Background The social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities presents a major challenge to services. As part of a 12‐year follow up of people resettled from long‐stay hospitals, the size of individuals’ social networks and the types of social support they received were investigated, as viewed by people with intellectual disabilities themselves. Speaking at the launch of the report, Paul Maskey MLA, Chairperson of the Committee, said: “As long ago as , the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety decided that all long-stay patients with learning disabilities who were cared for in hospital should be offered a better life through resettlement in the community.
Learning disability inpatient beds to be slashed by 50%; It was taken over and identified for closure as part of national plans announced last year to reduce learning disability hospital beds by half and to move patients into the community over three years. In the United Kingdom in the past two decades, many patients with learning disability have been relocated from long-stay hospital residence into the community, to allow such individuals to live in.
It is three years since allegations around the hospital, which provides facilities for adults with severe learning disabilities and mental health needs, emerged. BACKGROUND The closure of long-stay mental handicap hospitals resulted in a range of new resettlement initiatives for clients with learning difficulties . The Mental Impairment Evaluation and Treatment Service (MIETS), located in a refurbished ward in the grounds of a large psychiatric hospital, was estab- lished in
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The Department’s original target for the resettlement of all long-stay patients from learning disability hospitals was However, by that time, only half of patients had been resettled and none of the three hospitals had been closed to long-stay patients. At Marchlong-stay patients remained in the three learning disability.
Buy Resettlement of Long-stay Patients from Learning Disability Hospitals by Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Audit Office from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: For almost 30 years it has been government policy to move people with learning disabilities out of long-stay hospitals and into community-based housing.
Research in the last decade suggests that a move to the community is generally linked to an improved quality of life for people with learning disabilities (Emerson and Hatton, ).
Travis, Tony, Tim and Mark are long-stay patients with between thirteen and twenty-three years spent in hospital, who have benefitted. A forensic support worker explains: ‘Historically, there was never any real drive to get people out of hospital who were high-risk’.
This remained the case until April when there were still long-stay hospital patients. On that date a new management system for the learning disability resettlement programme came into effect which speeded up the resettlement process. Inthe Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety commissioned a review.
The report said: "Despite numerous targets being set by the Health and Social Care Board, the resettlement target of all long stay patients leaving learning disability hospitals by June may.
Northern Ireland Audit Office University Street Belfast BT7 1EU. T: () F: () or () E: [email protected] Objectives: Much has been written about the costs and cost-effectiveness of community care for people with learning disabilities resettled from long stay hospital care.
However, comparatively little has been published about the cost of hospital services relating to the preparatory process before eventual resettlement and the disengagement of formal, sustained input from hospital staff.
This study looked at how well the standards have been met in resettling patients from Mallow ward, the ChildrenÂ´s Learning Disability Unit of Muckamore Abbey Hospital, Antrim, Northern Ireland, given the cost implications of resettling long-stay patients and the impact on the service users.
Objectives: 1. To evaluate the resettlement process 2. Muckamore patient loses legal challenge on resettlement. 6 May still being kept in learning disability hospitals in NI.
out targets for a 25% reduction in long stay patients by Key words: Learning disabilities; Hospital costs; Resettlement; Long-stay patients. Introduction The policy of 'de-hospitalisation' and re-provision in the community for people with learning disabilities has been the focus of considerable research over the past two decades.
Almost 30 years ago - soon after the re-organisation of. Government policy, the process of deinstitutionalisation and the development of a range of community services resulted in the closure of long-stay hospitals for people with a learning disability. the full resettlement of long-stay patients in learning disability hospitals.
Eight years later, over people with learning disabilities can still give a hospital as their permanent address. NHS England’s report “Homes not Hospitals” recently announced the closure of up to 50% of NHS long stay hospital beds for people with learning disabilities.
A parallel announcement was made of £45m funding over three years for community based support to replace these services. This has been a. The Quality of Life of People 12 Years after Resettlement from Long Stay Hospitals: Users' views on their living environment, daily activities and future aspirations.
Speaking at the launch of the report, Paul Maskey, chairperson of the committee, said: "As long ago asthe Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety decided that all long-stay patients with learning disabilities who were cared for in hospital should be offered a better life through resettlement in the community.
The initial target was to resettle all learning disability patients from long-stay hospitals by However, this target was not met and by only half of the patients had been resettled. A mental health patient fails in his High Court challenge to government policies on resettling people with learning disabilities into the community.
"However, if the latest target for full resettlement is to be met, learning disability must be given a higher funding priority." Northern Ireland has by far the highest proportion of people with learning disabilities living in long-stay hospitals - per million of population compared to 15 per million in England and Wales and in Scotland.
Last long-stay learning disability hospital to close. WALES'S last remaining long-stay learning disability hospital is to be closed inhealth minister Jane Hutt announced yesterday.
Aspray, T, Francis, R, Tyrer, S, Quilliam, S () Patients with learning disability in the community. Beecham, J. () The quality of life of people 12 years after resettlement from long stay hospitals: user’s views on their living environment, daily activities and future aspirations.
Disability .The use of prescribed medication was examined in 34 people with learning disability who underwent a planned resettlement from a hospital into the community. No significant differences were found in the number of subjects receiving antipsychotic, antimuscarinic, antidepressant, and anticonvulsant med.
Muckamore patient loses legal challenge on resettlement. still being kept in learning disability hospitals in NI. out targets for a 25% reduction in long stay patients by and.