Date lodged: 3 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many patients waiting for orthopaedic surgery in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have not been treated within the Treatment Time Guarantee.
Answered by: Shona Robison 31 July 2017
In the year 2016 nearly 13,000 orthopaedic patients in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde were treated within the legal treatment time guarantee with around 1,300 patients waiting longer than 12 weeks. I recognise that for some patients they are waiting too long for treatment which is why I have made £50 million available to NHSScotland with up to £11.2 million being made available to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. This additional funding will build up their capacity to make sure that all patients are treated in a timely fashion.