MSP WELCOMES SPENDING REVIEW BOOST FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Colin Beattie MSP has welcomed nearly £4.7 billion of extra investment for Scotland’s Health and Social Care portfolio over the next 4 years.
The Resource Spending Review, outlined by Finance Secretary Kate Forbes this week, invests in frontline services and outlines over £70 billion of investment in the Health and Social Care budget between 2023/24 and 2026/27.
This investment will increase capacity in the health service, help establish the National Care Service, help deliver care in the community, and tackle health inequalities.
Commenting, Colin Beattie MSP said:
“The SNP Scottish Government has invested significantly in difficult financial times to ensure our NHS and social care sector are fit for the 21st Century.
“I’m delighted that this week’s Resource Spending Review will see significant investment in the Health and Social Care budget - which will help health services in Midlothian and East Lothian as Scotland recovers from the pandemic, where there will undoubtedly be pressures on the healthcare sector.
“The SNP Government's twin approach of delivering record investment and taking forward vital reforms will help ensure that the people of Scotland get the care they need in the right place at the right time.
“None of this would be possible to deliver without our hard-working NHS and social care staff working across Midlothian and East Lothian. I’d like to extend my personal thanks for their tremendous efforts over a very difficult few years.”