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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00575: Ruth Maguire (Cunninghame South)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 7 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many staff NHS Ayrshire and Arran employs and how this compares with September 2006.

Answered by: Shona Robison 21 June 2016

Under this government, the number of staff working in Scotland’s NHS has risen to a record high.

As at March 2016, 8,645.7 Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) staff were employed in NHS Ayrshire and Arran – a 6.6 per cent increase since September 2006.*

*Source: Information Services Division Scotland (September 2006 to March 2016)