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LOCAL MSP WELCOMES NHS FIFE FUNDING BOOST

Publised date : 23 Feb 2018

LOCAL MSP WELCOMES NHS FIFE FUNDING BOOST - EXTRA £19.5M TO SUPPORT LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES

 

A funding boost delivered by the Scottish Government for NHS Fife will support frontline health care and help meet new demands across the Kingdom, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Jenny Gilruth, has said.

 

NHS Fife is set to receive an extra £19.5 million compared to last year – taking the total investment from the Scottish Government for the year ahead to £636.6 million.

 

The commitment is part of a funding increase of over £400 million across Scotland – and NHS staff are also set to benefit from the ending of the public sector pay cap, boosting wages for hard working nurses, doctors, cleaners and clerical staff throughout the NHS.

 

Commenting, Ms Gilruth said:

 

“The Scottish Government continues to deliver for our National Health Service in Fife, and across Scotland.

 

“The extra £400 million will ensure that Scotland continues to have the best performing NHS across the UK – with lower waiting times and higher patient satisfaction.

 

“NHS Fife having an extra £19.5 million to play with in the coming year will be transformational for our communities – supporting frontline health care across the Kingdom and helping us meet new demands and pressures in primary, community and social care, as well as in mental health.

 

“This Scottish Government budget also delivers a pay rise for workers in our NHS – the only part of the UK to make such a commitment, proving that when it comes to supporting workers in our NHS, only the SNP can be trusted.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes:

 

NHS Funding Allocations:

NHS Frontline Boards

Total Extra Spend 2018-19 (Revenue + Capital uplift) £m

Total 2018-19 Allocation £m

Ayrshire & Arran

19.9

694.9

Borders

5.4

200.6

Dumfries and Galloway

7.8

289.1

Fife

19.5

636.6

Forth Valley

16.4

506.8

Grampian

31.3

920.6

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

69.2

2154.5

Highland

18.6

604.3

Lanarkshire

33.1

1156.1

Lothian

52.5

1384.3

Orkney

1.7

47.7

Shetland

1.7

48.7

Tayside

23.2

734.8

Western Isles

2.3

73

Source: http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx?SearchType=Advance&ReferenceNumbers=S5W-14783&ResultsPerPage=10

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Middleton

Parliamentary Assistant

Office of Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes

M5.04, The Scottish Parliament

Working Hours: Monday & Friday

0131 3485792

Jack.middleton@parliament.scot

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