NHS Lanarkshire is responsible for improving the health of more than 572,520 people living within the North and South Lanarkshire local authority areas. This will increase to more than 652,230 on 1 April 2014 when patients from the Northern Corridor, Rutherglen and Cambuslang transfer to NHS Lanarkshire.
There are three district general hospitals in the area - Hairmyres, Monklands and Wishaw General Hospital.
Each of these hospitals has an accident and emergency (A&E) department and provides a range of specialist medical and surgical services. Maternity services are based at Wishaw General Hospital.
Primary health care is provided in the community and includes general practitioners (GPs), dentists, pharmacists, health visitors and a wide range of health professionals.
NHS Lanarkshire's primary care facilities include health centres and community and day hospitals.
NHS Lanarkshire employs approximately 12,000 staff.