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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest Health Board in the UK and covers a huge geographical area from East Dunbartonshire to Inverclyde.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde delivers services in 25 major hospitals, 10 specialist units and 60 health centres and clinics.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde provides services to a core population of 1.2million and provides specialist regional services to more than half the country's population.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde annual budget is £3.2 billion.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde employs 38,000 staff.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is investing more than £1 billion in building four major new hospitals in NHS Scotland's most ambitious healthcare modernisation programme.

The overall population of Greater Glasgow and Clyde is set to fall in the next 20 years.

By 2016 almost half of all homes in Glasgow will be single adult households .

The number of single parent households is set to increase although the proportion will vary dramatically across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The pay gap between the highest and lowest paid is set to widen.

Where you live in Greater Glasgow and Clyde can make a big difference to your life expectancy.

The latest figures show that men born in Lenzie will live an average of 82 years while the life expectancy of men born in Calton, Glasgow, is just 54 years.

Male life expectancy in Glasgow East  is 68.6 years.

Female life expectancy in Glasgow East is 75.8 years.

Male life expectancy in Glasgow North is 68.7 years.

Female life expectancy in Glasgow North is 75.9 years.

Male life expectancy in Glasgow South West is 70.0 years.

Female life expectancy in Glasgow South West is 76.8 years.

Male life expectancy in West Glasgow is 70.8 years.

Female life expectancy in West Glasgow is 77.4 years.

Male life expectancy in West Dunbartonshire is 71 years.

Female life expectancy in West Dunbartonshire is 77.5 years.

Male life expectancy in Glasgow South East is 71.1 years.

Female life expectancy in Glasgow South East is 77.9 years.

Male life expectancy in Inverclyde is 71.7 years.

Female life expectancy in Inverclyde is 77.9 years.

Male life expectancy in Renfrewshire is 72.6 years.

Male life expectancy in Renfrewshire is 72.6 years.

Male life expectancy in East Renfrewshire is 76.8 years.

Female life expectancy in East Renfrewshire is 81.1 years.

Male life expectancy in East Dunbartonshire is 77.7 years.

Female life expectancy in East Dunbartonshire is 81.2 years.

It is estimated that there are 240,000 children living in Scotland who are part of households living in poverty - at least 50,000 of those will live in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

In 2001, more than 100,000 children living in the West of Scotland were living in households where neither parent is in employment.

It is estimated 1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse during their lives. Domestic abuse is associated with poor mental health as well as physical injury.

A recent health needs assessment of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Glasgow recorded that 80% of them had experienced discrimination and those surveyed had up to three times more suicidal thoughts as the general population.

People of Pakistani origin living in Scotland have an increased incidence of 60-70% of having a heart attack - health staff believe this may be due to a combination of lifestyle, genetics and to the social determinants of health (e.g. poverty, poor education, lack of employment as well as poor access to health services).

13.5% of 400 women with learning disabilities who took part in a recent health check programme had an up-to-date cervical smear compared to the 74% uptake for all women living within our area.

Throughout NHSGGC's area, between 40% and 70% of children aged five have decayed teeth.

Dental caries is the most frequently recorded cause of admission to acute hospitals in our area for children aged 0-15.

Around 1.05million patients seen by GPs and practice staff.

Around 1.5million visits to patients by Health Visitors / Community Nurses.

Around 875,000 courses of treatments given by Dentists.

Across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde no outpatient patient will wait more than 18 weeks from referral to treatment.

Across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde no day case or inpatient will wait more than 18 weeks from referral to treatment.

Across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde no patient requiring a key diagnostic test such as an MRI or CT scan will wait more than nine weeks.

Since December 20007 98% of patients attending an NHSGGC A&E Department have been seen, treated and discharge or admitted within four hours.

During 2009/10 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s acute hospitals dealt with 271,000 inpatients, 403,000 new outpatients & 148,000 day cases.

During 2006/7 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde carried out 185,288 emergency procedures.

During 2006/7 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde carried out a total of 365,502 acute procedures.

12,875 (96%) children received a complete immunisation course at 12 months old  between 1st April 2005 and 31st March 2006.

12, 788 (98%) children received a complete immunisation course at two-years-old between 1st April 2005 and 31st March 2006.

In 2006 12,611 babies were continuing to be breastfed at 10 days old.

In 2006 10,858 babies were still being breastfed at 6-8 weeks old.