£3m Winter Funding Boost for Scotland’s Hospitals

An extra £3m is to be given to NHS boards to help ease the expected increase in demand over winter. The money will be used to improve patient flow through A&E departments, hospitals wards and support people to return to their homes as soon as possible. It comes as the latest weekly figures showed that only 92.9% of people attending emergency departments up to 13th November were seen within four hours, down from 93.6% in the previous week. Health secretary Shona Robison said the £3m funding adds to the previously announced £9m to support A&E departments over winter, and £30m specifically to reduce delayed discharge this year.

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Published 29. November 2016 in News UK