Inpatient census 2019: hospital based complex clinical care and long stay

Results from the Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care (HBCCC) and Long Stay Census, carried out in March 2019. The data was collected as part of the Inpatient Census.

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Key Points

Some key points from this report include:

  • There were 1,635 Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care or Long Stay patients at the 2019 Census.
  • The patients in the Census were mostly from older age groups. Only 29 (2%) patients returning full data were aged under 18, while 723 (44%) were aged 65+. 
  • Most patients in the Census identified as White Scottish (75%)

Key findings: Patients in receipt of Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care (HBCCC)

  • 889 patients were receiving HospitalBased Complex Clinical Care.
  • 684 (77%) patients receiving HBCCC were occupying a Mental Health,Learning Disability or Addiction Inpatient Bed in an NHS Scotland facility at the Census date, 164 (18%) patients were in a General Acute /Community Hospital NHS Scotland facility, while 41 (5%) patients weretreated out with NHS Scotland.
  • 55% of HBCCC patients were male,44% were female. 1% were unknownor not recorded.
  • 383 (43%) had a consultant who specialised in Psychiatry of Old Age.
  • 240 HBCCC patients (27%) had been in hospital less than 6 months at the Census date.

Key findings: Long Stay patients (who are not in receipt of HBCCC)

  • There were 746 Long Stay patientswho were not in receipt of HBCCC.
  • 621 (83%) Long Stay patients wereoccupying a Mental Health, LearningDisability or Addiction Inpatient Bed inan NHS Scotland facility at the Censusdate, 75 (10%) patients were in aGeneral Acute / Community HospitalNHS Scotland facility, while 50 (7%)patients were treated out with NHSScotland.
  • 64% of Long Stay patients were male, 36% were female.
  • 287 (38%) had a consultant whospecialised in General Psychiatry.
  • 131 Long Stay patients (18%) had been in hospital for at least 5 years.



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