Scottish trauma network plan hit by three-year delay



Plans for a new network of trauma centres across Scotland have been delayed by at least three years.
The Scottish Government said in 2014 that four major trauma centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow would be operational from 2016.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon admitted on Wednesday that the “scale and complexity” of the changes meant full implementation would “take at least three years”.
She has announced an extra £5 million in 2017 to speed up the development of the network, which it is estimated will benefit about 6,000 seriously-injured patients each year.
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11 January 2017 in Politics, Views: 46
Source: Scotsman
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