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EXTRA FUNDING TO HELP NHS LANARKSHIRE RESPOND TO PANDEMIC
Health and social care services across Lanarkshire are to receive an additional £73 million from the Scottish Government to support the local response to the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for winter.
The extra funding has been allocated to help services meet Covid-19 related costs such as additional staffing or sickness expenditure, enhanced infection prevention and control measures, and the purchase of PPE.
Across Scotland, new funds totalling £1.1 billion has been made available to the country’s health and social care sector.
Welcoming the news, Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey 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 Scottish Government is taking action to ensure local services have the capacity to deal with Covid-19 and the wider pressures of the colder seasons.
“From consultants to cleaners, carers to nurses, hospital porters to delivery drivers; thousands of people across NHS Lanarkshire have been working tirelessly in our health service to keep us safe and overcome the challenges of this pandemic.
“As your local MSP, I want to send every one of you 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: