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Stevenson hails £1 billion boost for Scottish health and social care


By Alan Beresford

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MORE than £1 billion in extra funding has been allocated to support Scotland's health and social care sector.

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson.
Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson.

The Scottish Government has announced that a total of £1.1 billion will be spread between the NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships across the country.

The move has been made to help support Covid-19 related costs such as additional staffing or sickness expenditure, enhanced infection prevention and control measures, and the purchase of PPE.

News of the funding boost has been welcomed by Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson.

He said: “This additional funding is welcome as the country prepares for the winter period.

“It will help the sector as it continues to support the public through the greatest public health crisis in our lifetime.

“The Scottish Government is taking the action to support services and ensure NHS Boards and local Health and Social Care partnerships are prepared for the continued presence of Covid-19.”

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