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Published 21 February 2018

A Public performance Report shows West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (WDHSCP) is performing well in providing services to children, adults and elderly residents in West Dunbartonshire.

The report informs residents on the progress of the health and social care services between July and September last year and shows the partnership is hitting and exceeding most of its targets.

Highlights in the report include referrals to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service which are well below the 18 week target, with children being referred at six weeks. All the children who left care went on to further education, training or employment. More than 90% of our looked after children were cared for in the community and nearly 100% of children in West Dunbartonshire had the support of a named person.

Staff provided more than 8,000 hours of homecare to help residents remain in the own homes and 284 residents with intensive needs and 1,253 residents received personal care at home.  The report states more than 97% of residents over 65 years old with complex needs were supported at home.  And of the 85 residents who received Palliative Care, 60% were supported to remain at home and died at home or in a homely setting resulting in the number of residents dying in hospital being the lowest since 2011.

More than 1,600 people across West Dunbartonshire requiring Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy were seen within four weeks.

Nearly 100% of carers felt supported to continue in their caring role and more than 400 people received much needed respite. 

Residents requiring help with addiction were seen within three weeks for drug and alcohol treatment and 95% of residents received support of psychological services within 18 weeks of referral.

Councillor Marie McNair, Convener of WDHSCP, said: “This report highlights the many great services we have and the work of our dedicated staff, who ensure our residents receive the right care at the right time. 

There is some very positive detail in this report and I am very pleased that we are meeting or exceeding most of our targets, which is a good foundation for further and continued improvement. “

Beth Culshaw, WDHSCP Chief Officer, said: “We recognise there is still work to do. For example, we have already addressed issues in our Criminal Justice service by employing more staff to help address the low numbers of unpaid work orders being completed. Overall we’ve seen good progress in our services and I would like to thank our staff for helping us achieve a very positive performance report.  It’s through their dedication and care we are seeing great results in our services.”