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EXTRA FUNDING TO HELP NHS LOTHIAN RESPOND TO PANDEMIC

EXTRA FUNDING TO HELP NHS LOTHIAN RESPOND TO PANDEMIC

Published date : 05 October, 2020

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT INVESTING £1.1 BILLION ACROSS SCOTLAND’S HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SECTOR

 

Health and social care services in NHS Lothian are to receive an additional £89 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 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, Angela Constance MSP for Almond Valley 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 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 NHS Lothian 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.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes:

 

More details here -  https://www.gov.scot/news/gbp-1-1b-for-health-and-social-care-sector/

 

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

 

 

Health Board

HSCP

Total

£000s

£000s

£000s

NHS Ayrshire & Arran

     22,435

   16,425

     38,860

NHS Borders

      8,336

    3,070

     11,406

NHS Dumfries & Galloway

     11,101

    7,644

     18,745

NHS Fife

     22,540

   16,424

     38,965

NHS Forth Valley

     16,093

   13,499

     29,592

NHS Grampian

     36,389

   20,148

     56,537

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

   102,436

   67,272

   169,708

NHS Highland

     23,985

   15,450

     39,435

NHS Lanarkshire

     40,018

   32,500

     72,518

NHS Lothian

     60,094

   29,359

     89,452

NHS Orkney

      2,554

    1,160

      3,714

NHS Shetland

      3,135

      799

      3,934

NHS Tayside

     31,809

   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 24

     14,201

 -

     14,201

Scottish Ambulance Service

     18,330

 -

     18,330

Golden Jubilee

      9,103

 -

      9,103

State Hospital

      1,602

 -

      1,602

Public Health Scotland

     11,227

 -

     11,227

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

        622

 -

        622

Total

   844,571

  245,254

  1,089,826

 

 

 

  


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