SNP MSPs Alex Salmond and Christian Allard have welcomed the “real progress” being made by NHS Grampian in addressing the recommendations of the Healthcare Improvement Scotland report published December last year.
Today’s update from NHS Grampian shows the work they are taking forward to recruit more nurses, better investigate and respond to complaints and develop sustainable plans to further improve unscheduled care.
The update comes ahead of Health Secretary Shona Robison’s visit to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary today.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Alex Salmond said:
“I am very pleased that the new leadership team at NHS Grampian are making real progress in implementing the Healthcare Improvement Scotland recommendations.
“I welcome the health board’s plans to recruit more nurses and take forward a strategy to make unscheduled care work better for patients.
“This SNP Government is committed to ensuring that this progress continues as is clear from the £49.1 million increase to the health board’s budget.
“This is the highest increases of any health board in Scotland and will bring NHS Grampian within 1% parity of NRAC, the NHS funding formula.”
North East MSP Christian Allard attended a NHS Grampian briefing for MSPs on Friday.
Commenting, Mr Allard (pictured) said:
“Staff at NHS Grampian are amongst the best working in NHS Scotland and they should be given high praise for the level of care they provide to North East patients.
“Last week’s meeting with the NHS Grampian Board was very positive and this has been backed up by today’s update on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland action plan.”
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