Date lodged: 9 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many patients have been sent to Wishaw and Hairmyres hospitals from Monklands District General Hospital since the process to remove orthopaedic and trauma services commenced on 1 November 2016.
Answered by: Shona Robison 22 December 2016
NHS Lanarkshire confirm that for the month of November (no validated data is available as yet for December) 42 patients have been sent to Wishaw and Hairmyres Hospitals as a result of the interim measures. The Health Board had predicted that an average of 117 patients a month would be transferred under the interim measures; they will continue to carefully monitor activity.