In addition, NHS Western Isles will receive a share of £128 million to help support
delivery of service reform. This extra funding will support the redesign of services
so the NHS can meet the challenges of an ageing population.
Shona Robison said: “This settlement represents a substantial additional investment
in health services for the people of the Western Isles. It reflects the Scottish
Government’s commitment to continue to support our NHS with record levels of investment.
“However, I am also clear that this investment must be accompanied with service reform.
We recognise that our growing elderly population means that we need to shift the
focus of care towards the community, and that is what we’ll continue to do.
“It is nearly one year since we integrated health and social care across Scotland.
This reform will enable us to support more people to remain independent for as long
as possible, and receive care in the community rather than in hospital.
“Over the coming months we will be working with all health boards to help them develop
sustainable financial plans for this year and beyond. Together we will ensure that
this investment delivers better care, better services and better value.”
Extra funding for NHS Western Isles
26 February 2017
NHS Western Isles is set to receive an additional £1.1 million in the coming financial
year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced.
The increase represents an extra of 1.5%, bringing the board’s overall funding to
The rise includes £0.7 million for investment in social care as part of the on-going
integration of health and social care.
This funding will be used by local health and social care partnerships to ensure
people have the right care, in the right place, at the right time.