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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-01268: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 6 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many patient transfers between hospitals have been undertaken by accident and emergency ambulance vehicles in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) ambulance station and (b) category of patient transfer, and what average length of time or distance was travelled.

Answered by: Shona Robison 29 July 2016

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring the provision of high quality, safe and effective NHS services in Scotland. The decision on whether or not a patient requires an inter Hospital transfer and the details of this transfer are made by trained clinicians.

The specific information you have requested is not held centrally by Scottish Government. I have asked the Scottish Ambulance Service to provide you with a response directly.