Date lodged: 28 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how much each NHS board has been given in each of the last five years to reduce waiting times for paediatric care.
Answered by: Shona Robison 24 August 2017
The specific information requested is not available centrally.
The Scottish Government continues to support health boards to plan and provide paediatric services to meet the needs of its local population. I have already announced in May that an additional £50 million investment was being made available to NHSScotland to improve performance and reduce waiting times for all patients. NHS Boards are currently agreeing plans on how they intend to improve waiting time performance between now and March 2018 from this additional funding.