HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 c515W
Mr. Keen

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many accident and emergency departments there are in Scotland; what were the corresponding figures in each year since 1986; and how many accident and emergency departments have been relocated in each year since 1986.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Information on the numbers of accident and emergency units is shown in the table. The relocation of accident and emergency departments is a matter for health boards and the information held centrally does not allow this to be accurately identified.

Numbers of hospitals with accident and emergency units1; years ending 31 March
Year Number of hospitals
1986 104
1987 106
1988 103
1989 101
1990 100
1991 100
1992 101
1993 101
1994 101


1Hospitals with 100 or more accident and emergency attendances in each year.


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