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Parliamentary debates and questions

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

£1,987,582

Dermatology Gynaecology,
Orthopaedics

NHS Borders

£987,900

Diagnostics, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Radiology

NHS Dumfries
and Galloway

£252,000

Orthopaedics, Radiology, Scopes, Gastroenterology

NHS Fife

£677,466

Ophthalmology, Urology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Diagnostics

NHS Forth
Valley

£1,716,000

ENT, Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery

NHS Grampian

£791,000

Ophthalmology, Endoscopy

NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde

£9,058,048

Orthopaedics, Neurology, Neuro surgery, Endoscopy, Dermatology

NHS Highland

£2,028,161

Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Endoscopy

NHS Lanarkshire

£3,010,534

Ophthalmology ,Dermatology, General surgery, Neurology, Rheumatology

NHS Lothian

£2,767,364

ENT, Chronic Pain, General surgery, Paediatric-orthopaedics

NHS Orkney

£62,000

Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Physiotherapy, Orthotics

NHS Shetland

£203,500

Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Ultrasound

NHS Tayside

£2,735,672

Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Dermatology

NHS Western Isles

£10,228

Surgical Equipment

Golden Jubilee

£410,908

Endoscopy, Cardiology and Ophthalmology

TOTAL

£26,698,363