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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-01941: Ross Thomson (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 15 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people are on waiting lists for treatment at Woodend Hospital, broken down by department, and what action is taking to reduce the number.

Answered by: Shona Robison 9 September 2016

Information on the number of patients on the first outpatient waiting list and the inpatient and day case waiting list at Woodend Hospital on 30 June 2016 by specialty is provide in the following tables.

Waiting list for a first outpatient appointment at Woodend Hospital on 30 June 2016 by specialty.

Specialty

Number on Waiting List

Geriatric Medicine

45

Rehabilitation Medicine

46

Trauma and Orthopaedics

4,662

All Specialties

4753

Waiting lists for inpatient and day case treatment at Woodend Hospital on 30 June 2016 by specialty.

Specialty

Number on Waiting List

Pain Management

5

Trauma and Orthopaedics

1,251

All Specialties

1,256

The Scottish Government has already committed to invest £200 million to create five new elective centres including one in Aberdeen. These new centres will carry out procedures like hip and knee surgery and will allow people to be seen more quickly for planned surgery. This will also help the NHS to meet increasing demand from a growing elderly population, taking pressure off unplanned and emergency treatment.