Ro­bi­son ex­pected to face ques­tions

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Health Sec­re­tary Shona Ro­bi­son is ex­pected to face ques­tions from MSPs to­day over her han­dling of the fi­nan­cial calamity at NHS Tay­side.

Ms Ro­bi­son has of­fered to make a min­is­te­rial state­ment on the cri­sis to the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment, which a Holy­rood panel is set to sign off this morn­ing.

The health board, likely to re­quire at least £12 mil­lion in bail-out cash from the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment for 2017-18, has been mired in ac­count­ing scan­dals that have forced out its se­nior lead­er­ship. That in­cludes the mis­use of char­ity cash to fund gen­eral spend­ing.

Labour MSP Anas Sar­war said: “It is ab­so­lutely es­sen­tial Shona Ro­bi­son ex­plains to Par­lia­ment whether this is an iso­lated in­ci­dent or a more wide­spread prac­tice.”

Caro­line Gard­ner, Au­di­tor Gen­eral at Scot­land’s pub­lic spend­ing watch­dog, gives ev­i­dence to a Holy­rood com­mit­tee on Thurs­day. She said the Tay­side sit­u­a­tion high­lights the need for greater trans­parency and more strate­gic man­age­ment of the NHS fi­nances.

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