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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-02896: Elaine Smith (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time is in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for a hip operation.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 20 February 2019

Data for waiting times is collected at speciality level, not procedure. Latest published data shows that for the quarter ending September 2018 the median waiting time for an Orthopaedic inpatient or day case appointment was 98 days.

The Health Board are taking a number of steps to improve the situation including providing additional clinics, making full use of capacity at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, and recruiting additional staff.

In line with the Waiting Times Improvement Plan the Golden Jubilee National Hospital have committed to 90 additional Orthopaedic Joint procedures. This activity commenced in January 2019.