Date lodged: 9 July 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to improve NHS waiting times.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 23 July 2018
I have been very clear that one of my key priorities for NHSScotland is the improvement of waiting times and that I fully expect all Boards to make significant progress in eradicating long waits in the coming year. In May the Scottish Government announced it was making an additional £50 million available to NHSScotland in 2018-19 to improve acute hospital waiting times. NHS Boards have initially received a share of £25 million and further £25 million later this year. This additional funding will build up capacity and make sure all patients are seen and treated in a more timely fashion.