MSP welcomes health care pledge

More than £1.7million is to be invested in health care support services in East Dunbartonshire over three years, according to MSP Fiona McLeod.

She said the cash, part of £100million of funding by the Scottish Government for the NHS, would be used to help 
deliver “quality care for people at home” .

The cash would also be put towards efforts to 
prevent delays in patients being discharged from
hospital as well as preventing people from having to be admitted in the first place.

Mc McLeod said this 
latest boost followed Health Secretary Shona Robison’s recent announcement of an 
additional £65m for NHS frontline services across Scotland.

The SNP MSP said: “This announcement from the Scottish Government will be welcomed by patients and NHS staff in East Dunbartonshire.

“It is another demonstration that the SNP’s commitment to our health service is paying 
dividends.

“Tackling delayed discharges is a key priority for the NHS – helping not only the individual patients affected who will be able to receive care at home or in a homely setting, but also easing pressure on the

system as a whole.

“The funding announcement is a welcome step in 
ensuring we can tackle this issue and provide the best 
possible care.”

She added: “The SNP have been delivering real results on waiting times and staff numbers, introducing free prescriptions for all and now taking serious action to tackle the problem of delayed discharge.”