Monday, 12 January 2015
Banff & Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has hailed the announcement of extra funding for NHS Grampian as a clear demonstration of the SNP’s commitment to ensuring Scotland’s NHS gets the resources it needs.
Health Secretary Shona Robison today announced that NHS Grampian will receive an extra £15.2 million in 2015/16 to help with the rising cost pressures facing the NHS.
In total the uplift for NHS Grampian for next year now stands at £49.1 million. This represents a 6% increase in funding from last year, the biggest percentage uplift of any mainland NHS board in Scotland.
Commenting, SNP MP for Banff & Buchan, Eilidh Whiteford said:
“Whilst NHS Grampian has been facing some organisational difficulties in recent months, patient care has remained robust. With a new management team and now substantial additional funding for next year, I hope patients will be able to expect a noticeably improved performance.”
“Amidst the heightening of General Election activities, some political parties have sought to use our NHS as a political football. The investment in healthcare in Grampian from the Scottish Government today is a clear indication that the SNP has a determination to improve health outcomes in Scotland, and not just pay lip service to our NHS.”