MSP’s welcome for further £9m of A&E funding

PRAISE: MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed news that Scottish fleets will not face a reduction in days at sea.
PRAISE: MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed news that Scottish fleets will not face a reduction in days at sea.

Stewart Stevenson, MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a further £9m of funding to improve local A and E services.

Health Secretary Shona Robison announced last week that the package of investment will be allocated to health boards across the country from the Scottish Government’s Unscheduled Care Fund – including £705,101 in funding for NHS Grampian.

Mr Stevenson said:“The SNP’s record on our health service is second to none and is delivering real results for Grampian – with both NHS funding and staff numbers at a record high.

“And today’s investment is a further example of the Scottish Government’s commitment to ensuring that the NHS continues to deliver the first class service that local people deserve.

“While A and E services have faced challenges in recent months, we are now seeing real improvements .

“And today’s major investment for NHS Grampian is further welcome confirmation that improving local A and E performance is a top priority for the SNP,” he added.