§ Ms Rachel Squire
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many readmissions to the Queen Margaret hospital in Dunfermline there have been over the last three years. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The total number of patients readmitted within 28 days of discharge from Queen Margaret hospital for the only two available years is given in the table. The reason for a patient being readmitted is not necessarily related to the reason for original admission. The longer after discharge that a patient is readmitted, the less likely it is that the reasons are related.
Period2 Total readmissions within1 28 days of discharge April 1993-March 1994 2,105 April 1994-March 1995 2,880 1Includes both planned and emergency readmission with any diagnosis at any hospital in Scotland. 2Hospital officially opened 28 June 1993 with first patients admitted in April 1993.