Funding increases for Ayrshire NHS

Health Secretary, Shona Robison has confirmed that NHS Ayrshire & Arran will receive an additional £33.6 million in 2016-17.

This is an increase of 5.3 per cent on NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s budget level in 2015-16, bringing the board’s overall funding to £669 million.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s uplift includes £19.3 million for investment in social care as part of the integration of health and social care – this is part of the £250 million committed by the Deputy First Minister as part of the 2016-17 budget settlement.

This funding will be split between the new health and social care partnerships in Ayrshire & Arran, which from April will bring together health board and local authority responsibilities by integrating health and social care services across Scotland

Ms Robison said: “The Scottish Government’s commitment to increasing NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s budget demonstrates our continuing investment in improving care. We’re clear that people in Ayrshire & Arran should have access to the right care, in the right place, at the right time.”