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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00841: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated each year to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde toward the promotion of the Community Maternity Unit at the Vale of Leven Hospital since the publication of the agreement, Vision for the Vale, broken down by type of marketing activity.

Answered by: Shona Robison 29 June 2016

This government has substantially increased funding for all health boards since 2007. We have increased NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s frontline budget by £444.3 million from £1,634.9 million to a planned £2,079.2 million; a cumulative cash increase of 27.2% (2006/07 to 2016/17). In 2016-17, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s annual resource budget increased by 5.2% to £2,079.2 million, an above inflation increase, having previously increased by 2.7% in 2015/16. It is for individual health boards to determine how these resources are spent locally, in line with national policies, priorities and frameworks.