SNP Investment in NHS Supports Staffing Increase

Paisley’s MSP George Adam has welcomed new statistics showing a significant increase in NHS staff in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board area – and is paying tribute to the hard work and dedication of local NHS staff.George town hall landscape

The figures published this week show that the total number of Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) staff in the NHSGGC area has grown by 2.8 per cent over since the SNP came to office. NHS staff numbers in Scotland as a whole are now standing at a record high.

A recent Survation poll has found that the SNP is the party which people most trust with the NHS – by a factor of more than two-to-one over Labour.

Commenting, George said:

“Our local NHS staff do an incredible job for which we should all be thankful – and so these figures showing that there are even more NHS staff in Paisley is very welcome.

“The SNP’s commitment to our health service is second to none and is delivering real results for Paisley – investing even more in frontline health spending in 2015/16, meaning Scottish health spending will now be above £12bn for the first time ever.

“This real commitment the Scottish Government has demonstrated to protecting and improving the health service is exactly why polls show far more people in Scotland trust the SNP with our NHS than any other party.

“The SNP will never be complacent with our health service because we know there are always challenges and there is always more which can be done to support patients and staff– but these figures show that the Scottish Government’s investment in our NHS is continuing to deliver for local people.

“That’s why I will continue to work with my colleagues in the government, getting the best deal for our local health service, instead of using our treasured NHS for electioneering purposes.”