STAFF IN NHS FORTH VALLEY UP BY 7.3 PER CENT UNDER SNP
Wednesday, 02 December 2015 14:05
NHS STAFF IN SCOTLAND AT A RECORD HIGH
Angus MacDonald MSP has today welcomed a 7.3 per cent increase in the number of staff working for NHS Forth Valley under the current SNP government.
New figures show that between September 2011 and September 2015 the number of staff working in NHS Forth Valley has increased from 4,951 to 5,313. There has also been an increase of 3.9 per cent between September 2014 and September 2015.
Commenting, MacDonald said:
“These figures show that under the SNP NHS Forth Valley has substantially more staff. I would like to thank the 5,313 hard-working doctors, nurses or ancillary staff that are providing quality care day in and day out.
“Overall, the number of people working for the NHS in Scotland is now at a record high and there are now 2,000 more nurses and midwives compared to when the SNP took office. The NHS budget has also reached a record high and now stands at £12 billion – an increase of £3 billion since 2007.
“While much progress has been made, the SNP will continue to do everything we can to make our NHS healthier still. That’s why, if re-elected as Scotland’s government, the SNP will protect the resource budget of the NHS in real terms for the next five years.”