Stevenson welcomes extra funding

SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson.
SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson.
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Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the announcement that an additional £5 million is to be made available to help health boards improve the flow of patients through the health and social care services.

Health Secretary Alex Neil MSP announced the funding boost which will aid further development of intermediate care.

Mr Stevenson said: “By improving the way that patients move through hospital and are supported at home, the investment will allow people to be moved from A&E to an appropriate ward sooner and reduce the amount of unnecessary time that patients spend in hospital.

“The funding will be carefully targeted to improve performance in seven health boards, including Grampian.”