Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has welcomed a funding boost delivered by the Scottish Government for NHS Western Isles to support frontline health care and help meet new demands across the Western Isles.

NHS Western Isles is set to receive an extra £2.3 million compared to last year – taking the total investment from the SNP Scottish Government for the year ahead to £73 million.

The commitment is part of a funding increase of over £400 million across Scotland – and NHS staff are also set to benefit from the ending of the public sector pay cap, boosting wages for hard working nurses, doctors, cleaners and clerical staff throughout the NHS.

Alasdair Allan commented:

“The SNP in Government continues to deliver for our NHS in the islands.

“These extra resources will ensure that Scotland continues to have the best performing NHS across the UK – with lower waiting times and higher patient satisfaction.

“Investing an extra £2.3 million in the coming year into NHS Western Isles will be will be a welcome boost for our communities – supporting frontline health care in the islands and helping us meet new demands and pressures across primary, community and social care, as well as in mental health.

“And this SNP Scottish Government budget also delivers a pay-rise for workers in our NHS – the only part of the UK to make such a commitment. When it comes to supporting workers in our NHS, only the SNP can be trusted.”

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