Date lodged: 11 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how many times in each of the last three years hospitals have been affected by linen shortages, broken down by NHS board.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 22 January 2019
In the last three years, two NHS Boards have reported a single occurrence of experiencing a shortage in linen supplies - NHS Ayrshire and Arran and NHS Highland.
Additionally, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have had reported 31 instances within this time frame, however each of these instances were due to the on-site supply and distribution of linen, rather than issues relating to the deliveries of linen from the Area Laundry to the respective sites.
No other NHS Board has reported instances of linen shortages.