More cash for the NHS
Investment to cut waiting times
NHS Lanarkshire is set to benefit from a share of a £ 50 million Scotland-wide investment to help deliver swift treatment and diagnostics.
The extra funding is part of a package of measures to help reduce waiting times – and which will also see two independent diagnostic leads appointed to improve coordination across the country on specialist tests.
NHS Lanarkshire will receive £ 3,807,000 of the initial £ 25m additional investment, with a further £25m being allocated later in the year.
Scotland already invests more per head of population than anywhere else in the UK, and the NHS Scotland outperforms the NHS in England and Wales, including on A& E waiting times where Scotland has had the lowest waiting times for over three years.
MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw Clare Adamson, pictured below, said: “The staff of Scotland’s NHS do a fantastic job day in day out.
“This funding boost will support a package of measures to help further improve performance in Lanarkshire, including new independent experts being appointed to speed up diagnostic tests. “The Scottish Government has already committed to invest an extra £ 2 billion above inflation by the end of this parliament – the highest funding offer of any party at the last election – and we already invest more in our NHS per head of population than anywhere else in the UK, supporting frontline health services across Lanarkshire.
“That’s one of the reasons why Scotland’s A& E’s continue to have the best performance of anywhere in the UK for the last three years.”