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S5W-00590: Maree Todd (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many staff NHS (a) Western Isles, (b) Shetland and (c) Orkney employs, and how this compares with September 2006.

Answered by: Shona Robison 22 June 2016

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

As at March 2016:

a) 813.4 whole time equivalent (WTE) staff were employed in NHS Western Isles – a 1.9 per cent increase since September 2006.

b) 554.7 WTE staff were employed in NHS Shetland – a 19.7 per cent increase since September 2006.

c) 502.1 WTE staff were employed in NHS Orkney – a 10.4 per cent increase since September 2006 and a record high.*

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