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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00283: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, with regard to the designation of four major trauma centres in Scotland, previously announced in April 2014, what recommendations were made to ministers following the meeting of the National Planning Forum on 28 April 2016; what other advice ministers have received or expect to receive on this issue, and when a final decision will be made.

Answered by: Shona Robison 9 June 2016

The National Planning Forum has not made any recommendations to Scottish Ministers following its meeting on 28 April 2016.

The First Minister has confirmed that there will be four major trauma centres in Scotland – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. These centres will operate within an inclusive national trauma network to help deliver improved outcomes for severely injured patients.