NHS Argyll and Clyde

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NHS Argyll and Clyde
Created 2004 (2004)
Disbanded 2006 (2006)
Region served Argyll and Bute, East Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire
Area size 32,500 square kilometres (12,500 sq mi)
Population 423,500
Hospitals List of hospitals in Scotland

NHS Argyll and Clyde was a former Health Board of the Scottish National Health Service in western Scotland.

It was responsible for an annual budget of £434 million, serving a population of 423,500 people.[1]

Following management difficulties it was announced in May 2005 that the board was to be dissolved.[2] A consultation began in August 2005 on proposals to redraw the boundaries of NHS Argyll and Clyde.[3]

On 31 March 2006, NHS Argyll and Clyde was dissolved. It's assets, liabilities and the responsibilities for delivering health services were transferred to the two successor boards, NHS Highland and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.[4] NHS Highland's boundary was changed to include the area of Argyll and Bute Council. The remainder of the area of the dissolved Board joined NHS Greater Glasgow, and following this amalgamation has been known as NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.[5]


  1. ^ "Shake up at Argyll and Clyde NHS". Scottish Government. 17 December 2002. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Health board goes under the knife". BBC News. 19 May 2005. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Redrawing NHS boundaries in Argyll and Clyde". Scottish Government. 21 September 2005. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Argyll and Clyde Health Board: Report on the 2005/6 Audit" (PDF). Audit Scotland. 31 March 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Health services in Argyll and Clyde". Scottish Government. 8 December 2005. Retrieved 10 June 2014.