Region’s NHS to receive additional £13.5m in funding

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Health Secretary, Shona Robison has confirmed that NHS Dumfries and Galloway will receive an additional £13.5 million in 2016-17.

This is an increase of 5.1 percent on NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s budget level in 2015-16, bringing the board’s overall funding to £279.4 million.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s uplift includes £7.6 million for investment in social care as part of the integration of health and social care – this is part of the £250 million committed by the Deputy First Minister as part of the 2016-17 budget settlement.

This funding will be split between the new health and social care partnerships in Dumfries and Galloway, which from April will bring together health board and local authority responsibilities.

Ms Robison said:“The Scottish Government’s commitment to increasing NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s budget demonstrates our continuing investment in improving care.”