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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21605: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been allocated to each NHS board from the £850 million of funding for its waiting times improvement plan.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 26 February 2019

The first £26.7 million of the £850 million has been allocated across all territorial NHS Boards and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in 2018-19. This funding is being used to increase workforce, purchase new equipment, put on additional clinics in the evenings and weekends and additional theatres. Subsequent funding will be allocated on specific proposals to increase capacity as outlined in the waiting times improvement plan.

Health Board

Amount awarded

Key Specialities

NHS Ayrshire
and Arran


Dermatology Gynaecology,

NHS Borders


Diagnostics, Cardiology,
Ophthalmology, Radiology


NHS Dumfries
and Galloway


Orthopaedics, Dermatology,
ENT, General Surgery

NHS Fife


Ophthalmology, Urology,
Dermatology, Cardiology,

NHS Forth


ENT, Trauma and
General Surgery

NHS Grampian


Ophthalmology, Endoscopy

NHS Greater Glasgow
and Clyde


Orthopaedics, Neurology,
Neuro surgery, Endoscopy,

NHS Highland


General Surgery,

NHS Lanarkshire


Ophthalmology ,Dermatology,
General surgery, Neurology,

NHS Lothian


ENT, Chronic Pain,
General surgery,

NHS Orkney


Ophthalmology, Cardiology,
Dermatology, Physiotherapy,

NHS Shetland


Dermatology, Ophthalmology,
Orthopaedics, Ultrasound

NHS Tayside


Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology,
Neurology, Dermatology

NHS Western Isles


Surgical Equipment

Golden Jubilee


Endoscopy, Cardiology
and Ophthalmology