NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Bòrd SSN Siorrachd Inbhir Àir agus Eilean Arainn
Made foundation2004 (2004)
Region served
TypeNHS board
Chief executiveJohn G. Burns[1]
Number of employees8,500

NHS Ayrshire and Arran (Scottish Gaelic: Bòrd SSN Siorrachd Inbhir Àir agus Eilean Arainn) is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. It was formed on 1 April 2004.

It has a responsibility to provide health and social care to almost 400,000 people with an operating budget of around £700 million (for 2013–2014).[2]


The health board has almost 6,000 staff working in their hospitals, and almost 2,500 staff working in the community.[3]

It is also responsible for the care provided by:[2]



In May 2015 only 88% of patients attending the Boards A&E departments were seen within the four-hour target. This was the worst performance of all the Scottish health boards.[4]

The Health and Social Care Partnership in Ayrshire and Arran established three community wards to manage high-risk patients with heart problems and diabetes in 2016. This reduced emergency hospital admissions by 40% in the first six months of operation.[5]

Nicola McIvor, catering production & services manager, was awarded Caterer of the Year in April 2017 at the annual Hospital Caterers Association awards. The production and services department won the Staff, Health and Wellbeing award.[6]


  1. ^ "Contact Us". www.nhsaaa.net. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Introducing NHS Ayrshire & Arran". NHS Ayrshire and Arran. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Key facts about NHS Ayrshire & Arran". NHS Ayrshire and Arran. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  4. ^ "NHS Lanarkshire statistics reveal hundreds wait more than eight hours in A&E". Daily Record. 11 July 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Health and Social Care Integration in Scotland: One Year On". Care Home UK. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  6. ^ "HCA reveals winners of 2017 awards". The Caterer. 7 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.

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