– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 20 January 2011.

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Photo of Marilyn Livingstone Marilyn Livingstone Labour

Question S3W-38462

To ask the Scottish Executive how many hospitals have accident and emergency units.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

ISD Scotland has historically classified Emergency Departments as either core or non-core sites. Core sites include all Emergency Departments within large hospitals. It is important to note that, according to this classification, some core sites are large minor injuries units, such as the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. Non-core sites include minor injuries units, small hospitals with paper-based administration systems and health centres in rural areas that carry out Emergency Department related activity. ISD Scotland has confirmed that there are 37 core Emergency Departments in Scotland, and 59 non-core Emergency Departments.

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