The Scottish Government has announced that NHS Forth Valley will receive £379,968 in funding to combat added pressures in emergency departments throughout the winter months ahead.
The fund comes as part of a £9 million commitment from the SNP Scottish Government to ensure that A&E departments are equipped for higher levels of admissions expected during poor weather periods of winter.
The funding aims to support dedicated multi-disciplinary teams in order to: enhance staffing cover; tackle delayed discharging; and providing community treatment.
Commenting, Stirling SNP MP Steven Paterson said:
“This is a very welcome investment from the Scottish Government into our NHS – a £380,000 fund locally will be a real shot in the arm for the Forth Valley area.
“Winter months are particularly challenging for vulnerable people or those with underlying health issues, and these challenges are often taken to our NHS services. This £9 million commitment to Scotland’s health service demonstrates the SNP Scottish Government’s dedication to providing a resilient NHS – even during challenging winter months.”