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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01302: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time has been to see a paediatrician in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 29 July 2016

The specific information is not available centrally. Information on the median wait for a patient to see a consultant in the specialties of paediatric and paediatric surgery for the calendar years 2010 to 2015 by NHS Board is provided in the following table.

Median Waiting Time To See A Paediatrician By NHS Board For The Calendar Years 2010 to 2015

NHS Board

2010

(Days)

2011

(Days)

2012

(Days)

2013

(Days)

2014

(Days)

2015

(Days)

Ayrshire & Arran

45

59

71

69

68

68

Borders

45

27

38

49

41

44

Dumfries & Galloway

35

26

26

39

42

40

Fife1

-

-

-

-

38

48

Forth Valley

60

33

36

42

54

57

Grampian

42

43

33

42

40

50

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

45

33

41

54

47

42

Highland

43

46

33

45

40

50

Lanarkshire

48

61

72

67

64

45

Lothian

36

35

37

35

50

55

Orkney

31

47

44

40

50

56

Shetland

26

21

31

37

32

46

Tayside2

-

-

-

-

-

57

Western Isles

23

17

16

20

35

26

NHSScotland

40

34

36

44

49

48

1 Fife – no data available prior to 2014 due to data quality issues.

2 Tayside – no data available prior to 2015 due to data quality issues with the paediatric data.

Source: ISD Scotland