Date lodged: 27 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when waiting times for orthopaedic services in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be reduced.
Answered by: Shona Robison 4 October 2017
I recognise some patients are experience long waits, that 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 and make sure that all patients are seen and treated in a timely fashion including in the specialty of orthopaedics. I expect to see improvements between now and the end of March next year.