SNP Scottish Government investing £1.1 billion across Scotland’s health and social care sector

Health and social care services in Forth Valley are to receive an additional £29,592,000 from the SNP Government to support the local response to the Coronavirus pandemic and prepare for winter.

The extra funding has been allocated to help local services meet COVID-19 related costs such as additional staffing or sickness expenditure, enhanced infection prevention and control measures, and the purchase of PPE. 

Welcoming the news, SNP MSP for the Stirling Constituency, Bruce Crawford said: 

“Coronavirus is the single greatest public health crisis of our lifetimes, and in recent months our health and social care sector has been there to protect us. 

“As we approach winter, the SNP Government is taking action to ensure local services have the capacity to deal with Coronavirus and the wider pressures of the colder seasons. 

“From consultants to cleaners, carers to nurses, hospital porters to delivery drivers; thousands of people across the Forth Valley have been working tirelessly in our health service to keep us safe and overcome the challenges of this pandemic. 

“I want to send everyone involved in delivering health care on the front line of the battle to tackle this pandemic my sincere thanks. While this is a tough time for all of us, let’s not forget that by continuing to work together, we will beat this virus.” 


Details of allocations for NHS Boards and Integration Authorities are set out in the following table:

 Health BoardHSCPTotal
NHS Ayrshire & Arran22,435   16,425     38,860 
NHS Borders  8,336     3,070     11,406 
NHS Dumfries & Galloway11,101     7,644     18,745 
NHS Fife22,540   16,424     38,965 
NHS Forth Valley16,093   13,499     29,592 
NHS Grampian36,389   20,148     56,537 
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde  102,436   67,272   169,708 
NHS Highland23,985   15,450     39,435 
NHS Lanarkshire40,018   32,500     72,518 
NHS Lothian60,094   29,359     89,452 
NHS Orkney  2,554     1,160       3,714 
NHS Shetland  3,135       799       3,934 
NHS Tayside31,809   20,601     52,410 
NHS Western Isles  2,583       902       3,485 
NHS National Services Scotland  397,008   397,008 
NHS Education Scotland  8,970   8,970 
NHS 2414,201 14,201 
Scottish Ambulance Service18,330 18,330 
Golden Jubilee  9,103   9,103 
State Hospital  1,602   1,602 
Public Health Scotland11,227 11,227 
Healthcare Improvement Scotland        622         622 
Total  844,571   245,254   1,089,826