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Placement of adolescents in Intensive Psychiatric Care Units alongside adults

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Dear Highland NHS Board,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

How many adolescents have been placed in adult Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit within your region broken down for each of these years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

What is the average length of stay for an adolescent in an Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit within your region broken down for each of these years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

What is the youngest age of an adolescent being held in an Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit within your region broken down for each of these years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

What is the longest time period an adolescent has been held in an Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit within your region broken down for each of these years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

How many Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) unit in-patient beds are available within your region?

How many patients have been held in "seclusion" (confined to their rooms) within Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) units in your region broken down for each of these years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

What is the longest time period a patient has been held in "seclusion" (confined to their rooms) within Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) units in your region broken down for each of these years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

What is the average duration of seclusion in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) units in your region broken down for each of these years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014?

What is the youngest age a patient has been held in "seclusion" (confined to their rooms) within Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) units in your region broken down for each of these years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014? It is due to open in 2021.

What alternatives are considered to placing an adolescent in an Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit with adults?

What provision has been made at each Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) unit and Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit in your region to ensure that visits can take place privately and without interference from other patients?

Are private visiting rooms available at each Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit within your region?

What guidance is issued regarding the placement of adolescents in seclusion within CAMHS units? I request that you supply documents in relation to this.

What guidance is issued regarding the placement of adolescents in seclusion within Intensive Psychiatric Care Units? I request that you supply documents in relation to this.

What guidance has been issued regarding the safeguarding of adolescents placed alongside adults in Intensive Psychiatric Care Units within your region? I request that you supply documents in relation to this.

What policies are in place or guidance that has been distributed within your region regarding visits to:
a) Intensive Psychiatric Care Units and;
b)Child and Adolescent Mental Health units?

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary?

Yours faithfully,

Pat Harrington

FOIRequestsHighland (NHS HIGHLAND), Highland NHS Board

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FOIRequestsHighland (NHS HIGHLAND), Highland NHS Board

Dear Mr Harrington,

Thank you for your FOI request.

I will seek the information you request and respond in due course. This will be within the 20 working days target specified by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Please note if you have any further queries regarding this FOI please email at [NHS Highland request email] quoting the above reference.

Yours sincerely
Anna

Anna McInally
Freedom Of Information Administrator

NHS Highland
Assynt House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, IV2 3BW

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Dear Highland NHS Board,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Highland NHS Board's handling of my FOI request 'Placement of adolescents in Intensive Psychiatric Care Units alongside adults'.

I have yet to receive a substantive response which is now long overdue.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Pat Harrington

FOIRequestsHighland (NHS HIGHLAND), Highland NHS Board

Thank you for your FOI request.

 

Your request has been passed to a member of the FOI team and a reference
number for your request will be issued to you in the near future.

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FOIRequestsHighland (NHS HIGHLAND), Highland NHS Board

Dear Mr Harrington,

Thank you for your email. I acknowledge your receipt of your request of a review of your FOI Request.

Many thanks,
Anna

Anna McInally
Freedom Of Information Administrator

NHS Highland
Assynt House, Beechwood Park, Inverness, IV2 3BW

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