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S5W-22426: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the £535 million of frontline spending under the Waiting Times Improvement Plan has been allocated to each NHS board in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 17 April 2019

Initial investment of £26.7 million was allocated to NHS Boards, including the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, in 2018/19 – see table for breakdown of funding awarded to individual Health Boards.

This funding was used to support a range of actions and put in place additional capacity aimed at reducing waiting lists.

Funding decisions for 2019/20 are currently under consideration.

Breakdown of funding awarded to NHS Boards

Health Board

Amount awarded

Key Specialities

NHS Ayrshire
and Arran


Dermatology Gynaecology,

NHS Borders


Diagnostics, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Radiology

NHS Dumfries
and Galloway


Orthopaedics, Radiology, Scopes, Gastroenterology

NHS Fife


Ophthalmology, Urology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Diagnostics

NHS Forth


ENT, Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery

NHS Grampian


Ophthalmology, Endoscopy

NHS Greater Glasgow and


Orthopaedics, Neurology, Neuro surgery, Endoscopy, Dermatology

NHS Highland


Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Endoscopy

NHS Lanarkshire


Ophthalmology ,Dermatology, General surgery, Neurology, Rheumatology

NHS Lothian


ENT, Chronic Pain, General surgery, Paediatric-orthopaedics

NHS Orkney


Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Physiotherapy, Orthotics

NHS Shetland


Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Ultrasound

NHS Tayside


Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology

NHS Western Isles


Surgical Equipment

Golden Jubilee


Endoscopy, Cardiology and Ophthalmology