NHS Hospitals

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 7th December 2005.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party

Question S2W-21126

To ask the Scottish Executive how many people stayed in hospital overnight on Christmas Day in each NHS board area in each year since 1999.

Photo of Andy Kerr Andy Kerr Labour

The numbers of patients admitted to non-obstetric/non-psychiatric acute specialties on or prior to Christmas Day and discharged on or after Boxing Day are presented in the table. The data are broken down by health board of treatment and shown by year, 1999 to 2004.

Number of Patients Staying Overnight in Hospital Between Christmas and Boxing Day, by Health Board of Treatment and Year: 1999-2004

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Argyll and Clyde 1,009 936 951 842 819 826
Ayrshire and Arran 823 752 778 722 745 776
Borders 255 231 290 271 268 244
Dumfries and Galloway 289 214 249 272 220 182
Fife 631 549 562 542 541 504
Forth Valley 500 468 476 487 464 467
Grampian 1,250 1,178 1,131 1,212 1,107 1,116
Greater Glasgow 2,559 2,407 2,376 2,544 2,525 2,146
Highland 497 486 464 540 543 501
Lanarkshire 1,024 985 1,140 1,106 1,087 987
Lothian 1,746 1,659 1,635 1,646 1,577 1,602
Orkney 31 24 37 38 29 29
Shetland 21 39 29 24 22 23
Tayside 1,058 1,014 979 985 897 894
Western Isles 107 104 104 90 93 68
Scotland 11,800 11,046 11,201 11,321 10,937 10,365

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