£50M TO SUPPORT TREATMENT ACROSS SCOTLAND
The NHS in Edinburgh is set to receive a share of a £50 million Scotland-wide investment to help deliver swift treatment and diagnostics.
The extra funding is part of a package of measures to help reduce waiting times – and which will also see two independent diagnostic leads appointed to improve co-ordination across the country on specialist tests.
Scotland already invests more per head of population than anywhere else in the UK. Tory-led England and Labour-led Wales continue to lag behind Scotland, including on A&E waiting times where Scotland has had the lowest waiting times for over 3 years.