HC Deb 21 July 1993 vol 229 cc248-9W
Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what requirements are laid down on nursing homes with respect to(a) the provision of at least one sitting room for use by all residents and (b) the extent to which patients may be sedated.

Mr. Stewart

Regulation 13(2)(b) of The Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Regulations 1990 requires the provision, to an adequate standard, ofaccommodation and space for each patient in the home including, where appropriate, day-room facilities separate from sleeping accommodation".

The amount of any sedation prescribed is a matter for the clinical judgment of the resident's general practitioner.