NHS Ayrshire & Arran is set to receive £1,852,000 as its share of a £25 million Scotland-wide investment in a number of specialities, including neurology, orthopaedics and diagnostics, to help deliver swift diagnosis and treatment of a range of conditions.
A further £25 million will be allocated later this year.
The extra funding is part of a package of measures to help reduce waiting times. Two independent diagnostic leads will be appointed to improve co-ordination across Scotland of specialist tests.
Kenneth Gibson MSP commented:
“NHS Ayrshire staff do an excellent job day in day out. This funding boost will support a package of measures to help further improve performance across Ayrshire.
“The SNP Government has already committed to invest an extra £2,000 million above inflation by the end of this parliament. The highest funding commitment of any party in Scotland. We already invest more in our NHS per head of population than the Tories in England and Labour in Wales, supporting frontline health services across Ayrshire.
“The SNP Government continues to do the job we were elected to do. This is exactly why our Accident and Emergency departments have had the best performance of anywhere in the UK over the last three years.”