EXTRA £45 MILLION FOR NHS LANARKSHIRE ANNOUNCED

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EXTRA £45 MILLION FOR NHS LANARKSHIRE ANNOUNCED

Health services across Lanarkshire will receive a £43m boost next year, the Scottish Government has announced.

The inflation busting increase will see NHS Lanarkshire’s funding increase 3.7% year on year, whilst Scotland’s total health and care funding will rise £729m.

In total, NHS Lanarkshire’s budget will be increased to £1.2 billion for the year 2019/2020.

Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey, who is a health professional herself, welcomed the funding rise.

Commenting, Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey said:

“I am sure people across Rutherglen and Cambuslang will join me in welcoming the significant investment in our local NHS services, with a real-term increase in spending.

“The staff who work in our NHS do incredible work each and every day, and our patients deserve the highest quality of healthcare on offer. Increasing NHS Lanarkshire’s budget to almost £1.2 billion will therefore benefit staff and patients alike.

“The SNP value our NHS, and we are determined to ensure it stays fit for the future.”

ENDS

Notes:

 

Budget Year 18/19 19/20 Increase £m %
NHS Ayrshire and Arran 694.9 720 25.1 3.6%
NHS Borders 200.6 207.7 7.1 3.5%
NHS Dumfries and Galloway 289.1 299.1 10 3.5%
NHS Fife 636.6 661.4 24.8 3.9%
NHS Forth Valley 506.8 527 20.2 4.0%
NHS Grampian 920.6 957.9 37.3 4.1%
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 2,154.50 2,231.20 76.7 3.6%
NHS Highland 604.3 627.5 23.2 3.8%
NHS Lanarkshire 1,156.10 1,199.30 43.2 3.7%
NHS Lothian 1,384.30 1,441.50 57.2 4.1%
NHS Orkney 47.7 49.6 1.9 4.0%
NHS Shetland 48.7 50.6 1.9 3.9%
NHS Tayside 734.8 762.9 28.1 3.8%
NHS Western Isles 73 75.7 2.7 3.7%

 

Date published: 17th December 2018

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