Over the last 18 months, the West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership has been reviewing the number of community hospital and care home beds required now and in the future. The review has looked at current demand, occupancy rates and is trying to anticipate the number of beds needed to reflect West Lothian’s growing population of older people.
There are significant decisions to be made around the future delivery of bed-based services in West Lothian and we want to ensure that we take account of the views of our service users, staff, carers and the wider West Lothian community in determining how to maximise and use our resources.
Information provided below sets out arrangements for community hospitals and care homes in West Lothian and details options to be considered for the future having regard to the IJB’s Strategic Plan and financial circumstances.
Consultation and Feedback
The IJB is inviting feedback on future options for delivering community bed-based services in West Lothian. We have opened a survey which will run until 5pm on Tuesday 6th June 2023. Everyone is encouraged to take part and express their views. A link to the survey can be found here.