1 Purpose of this document
This supplementary report shows relevant data analysis and intelligence to underpin the deliberations and findings of the Public Holiday Review. This report was prepared by Information Services Division ( ISD) of NHS National Services Scotland ( NSS). It shows some of the available evidence, drawn from national information sources, which illustrate aspects of health and social care that are distinctive during extended public holiday periods. Specifically, it quantifies demand for health and social care at occasions when a weekend is prolonged into extended public holidays such as Christmas, New Year or Easter. Unless otherwise stated data from the most recent financial year (2016-17) are used in this report.