old long stay
old long stayadjective A term of art referring to a group of mentally-ill or learning disabled patients in the UK residing in an institution for more than 25 years.
noun Old Long Stay. A formal term for a national (UK) redistribution of resources between primary care trusts to reflect the disproportionate cost impact of Learning Disability and Mental Health clients admitted to institutions before the early 1970’s. It is a funding adjustment rather than a “dowry” arrangement—a term used in the past for Health and Social Care re-settlement arrangements.