NHS Scotland

Our Services

Our frontline services are provided through four distinct operational units - Acute Services and the Health & Social Care Partnerships in East, North and South Ayrshire.  Services are provided from a number of sites, encompassing both urban and rural areas. 

Emergency and elective hospital services are provided by our acute services, which includes inpatient, outpatient and day case care.  There are two district general hospitals within Ayrshire - University Hospital Ayr and University Hospital Crosshouse, both of which provide medical and surgical services on an inpatient, day case and outpatient basis.  The hospitals provide the main Accident and Emergency services for South Ayrshire and East & North Ayrshire respectively. 

Ayr Hospital also provides Ayrshire wide services including Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology and Urology, while Crosshouse hosts inpatient Paediatrics, the Ayrshire Maternity Unit and the main Laboratories for Ayrshire.  The total number of inpatient beds in Ayrshire is approximately 1,500 across Ayr and Crosshouse and other community hospital sites.  

Community health services are provided by almost 300 General Medical Practitioners who work across 56 GP practices; 160 General Dental Practitioners providing services across  more than 50 practices; more than 90 community pharmacies; and 60 Optometry practices.  Many more professionals are involved in providing care in the local communities, including practice nurses, health visitors, allied health professions etc.

The operational delivery of community, mental health and learning disabilities services is through the Health & Social Care Partnerships.  The integration of Health and Social care brings services together to deliver co-ordinated care that is easy to access and is focussed on the best outcome for individuals.  NHS Ayrshire & Arran has three Health and Social Care Partnerships - East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire, who each work closely to improve experience of services and to give people the support they need to live safe, healthy lives in their own communities.

A number of other departments provide professional advice and operational support across the Board area, including Finance, Information and Clinical Support Services, Organisational and Human Resources Development, and Policy, Planning and Performance.

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