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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15105: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 6 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many children are on the waiting list for surgery at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Answered by: Shona Robison 27 March 2018

The number of children waiting for inpatient and day case treatment in a surgical speciality at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow on 31 December 2017 was 2,830.

I have made £50 million available to NHSScotland - with £11.2 million being made available to Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The Board have made available around £770,000 of this funding to address waiting times and waiting lists for paediatric surgical specialties such as ENT, general surgery and paediatric plastic surgery. The Boards have advised that the plan they have put in place should show significant improvements in the waits for paediatric surgical specialties by this summer.