NHS Lanarkshire

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NHS Lanarkshire
Created 2004 (2004)
Headquarters Kirklands, Bothwell, South Lanarkshire
Region served North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire
Area size 4,732 square kilometres
Population 652,230
Hospitals List of hospitals in Scotland
Website www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk


NHS Lanarkshire is responsible for improving the health of more than 652,230 people living within the council areas of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire in Scotland, making it the third largest health board in the country after NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lothian. [1] NHS Lanarkshire employs approximately 12,000 staff.[2] The board is based at Kirklands, Fallside Road in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire.

There are three district general hospitals in the area - Hairmyres Hospital, Monklands Hospital and Wishaw General Hospital.

Each of these hospitals has an accident and emergency department and provides a range of specialist medical and surgical services. Maternity and paediatric services are based at Wishaw General Hospital.

In 2012-2013, the board had to set aside £50m of its £980m budget for the PFI hospitals at Hairmyres and Wishaw.[3]

Primary health care is provided in the community and includes general practitioners (GPs), dentists, pharmacists, health visitors and a wide range of health professionals.

NHS Lanarkshire's primary care facilities include health centres and 15 community hospitals.[4]

The State Hospital for Scotland and Northern Ireland (also known as the State Hospital, Carstairs Hospital or locally as the Pen), at Carstairs, while within the NHS Lanarkshire boundaries, is the responsibility of a special board of NHS Scotland

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