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:
|NHS Ayrshire & Arran||22,435||16,425||38,860|
|NHS Dumfries & Galloway||11,101||7,644||18,745|
|NHS Forth Valley||16,093||13,499||29,592|
|NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde||102,436||67,272||169,708|
|NHS Western Isles||2,583||902||3,485|
|NHS National Services Scotland||397,008||–||397,008|
|NHS Education Scotland||8,970||–||8,970|
|Scottish Ambulance Service||18,330||–||18,330|
|Public Health Scotland||11,227||–||11,227|
|Healthcare Improvement Scotland||622||–||622|