‘Record’ £8.4bn funding for NHS
The government said extra money would be targeted at frontline services
Funding for NHS boards for 2010-11 will increase by 2.7% to a record £8.4bn, the Scottish government has said.
It said the extra money in the revenue funding would be targeted at frontline services for patients.
Most health boards will get 2.55% more money. However, Fife, Forth Valley, Grampian, Lanarkshire, Lothian and Orkney will receive higher increases.
The Scottish government said this is because of changes in the areas’ populations and levels of deprivation.
The Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS 24 will receive an increase of 2.15%.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: “It means health boards will have the resources they need to progress their plans and ensure that patients continue to be put at the heart of the NHS.”
Health boards have been allocated the following: Ayrshire and Arran £570.2m, Borders £166m, Dumfries and Galloway £238.3m, Fife £502.9m, Forth Valley £398.8m, Grampian £678.5m, Greater Glasgow and Clyde £1.8bn, Highland £480.6m, Lanarkshire £798.4m, Lothian £1.01bn, Orkney £31.3m, Shetland £36.8m, Tayside £592.9m and Western Isles £58.1.
Read more about Scottish Healthcare Funding
Read the Government release about Funding for NHS Boards