Moray SNP News
Richard Lochhead MSP has welcomed a £10m fund for health boards across Scotland to improve cancer waiting times.
Health Secretary, Humza Yousaf, has confirmed that the money will be directed to where it is needed most in each region, and could be used for spending on staff, investment in diagnostic tests, and increasing capacity to include evening and weekend working.
Commenting Moray’s SNP MSP said:
“Covid has had a huge impact on our NHS and there’s a huge job of work to do to tackle the backlog and to get services in Grampian working to pre-pandemic levels.
“I’m aware from my own discussions with NHS Grampian that cancer patients have been a top priority and that staff have worked hard to limit the impact of covid on those undergoing cancer treatments.
“However, with an increase in referrals in recent months there’s greater pressure on services and waiting times for some services are longer than anyone would like, so this new funding to help tackle delays and increase capacity is very much welcome.
“I’ll be writing to NHS Grampian to find out more about how it will invest its share of funding and what steps are being taken locally to ensure that people in Moray are able to access screening and treatment as quickly as possible.”