SNP BUDGET GIVES NHS LANARKSHIRE FUNDING BOOST

EXTRA £33 MILLION TO SUPPORT LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES

A funding boost delivered by the Scottish Government for NHS Lanarkshire will support frontline health care and help meet new demands across Motherwell & Wishaw.

NHS Lanarkshire is set to receive an extra £33.1 million compared to last year – taking the total investment from the Scottish Government for the year ahead to over £1.1 billion.

The commitment is part of a funding increase of over £400 million across Scotland – and NHS staff are also set to benefit from the ending of the public sector pay cap, boosting wages for hard working nurses, doctors, cleaners and clerical staff throughout the NHS.

Commenting, SNP MSP Clare Adamson said:

“The SNP in Government continues to deliver for our NHS in Motherwell & Wishaw.

“The extra £33.1 million will ensure that Scotland continues to have the best performing NHS across the UK – with lower waiting times and higher patient satisfaction.

“NHS Lanarkshire having this additional funding in the coming year will be transformational for our communities – supporting frontline health care in Motherwell & Wishaw and helping our NHS meet new demands and pressures across primary, community and social care, as well as in mental health.

“And this SNP Scottish Government budget also delivers a pay rise for workers in our NHS – the only part of the UK to make such a commitment, proving that when it comes to supporting workers in our NHS, only the SNP can be trusted.”

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Copyright 2015 Clare Adamson MSP

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