Tue 4 Feb, 2020

The Scottish Government must ensure that NHS Lothian, Scotland’s second largest health board, covering the highest growing area of the country, receives its fair share of NHS funding, according to Scottish Greens Health Spokesperson Alison Johnstone MSP.

The Lothian MSP raised the matter in parliament this afternoon, noting that the board received £11.6 million less than it should have under the NRAC funding.[1]

Alison Johnstone MSP said:

“The Chief Executive of NHS Lothian is shortly due to retire, the Chair has just resigned, there is a public inquiry taking place into a brand new hospital which is still to open, yet the Health Secretary refuses to acknowledge these stark difficulties.

“The crisis facing the health board is exacerbated by the Scottish Government’s failure to ensure the board receives its fair share of funding. The Health Secretary must take urgent action to reassure patients and staff.”

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