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George outside the A&E Dept at the RAH

George Welcomes Further Investment in A&E Services

Paisley’s MSP has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of further funding to improve local A&E services.

Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced that £9m in investment will be allocated to health boards across the country from the Scottish Government’s Unscheduled Care Fund – including funding of £1,672,341 for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

George outside the A&E Dept at the RAH

George outside the A&E Dept at the RAH

Welcoming the funding, George said:

“The SNP’s record on our health service is second to none and is delivering real results for Paisley – with both NHS funding and staff numbers at a record high. And today’s investment is a further example of the Scottish Government’s commitment to ensuring that the NHS continues to deliver the first class service that local people deserve. We are always quick to learn of any issues with the health service, but as Paisley’s MSP, I can assure you I hear of far more positive stories as well as high praise of the staff at our local hospital.

“While A&E services have faced challenges in recent months, we are now seeing real improvements – and today’s major investment for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is further welcome confirmation that improving local A&E performance is a top priority for the SNP.

“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 today’s investment shows that the Scottish Government’s commitment to our NHS is continuing to deliver for local people.”

Minister Visits the Airdrome

 

George and ShonaShona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport visited Paisley recently to take a look at the St Mirren Airdrome at Greenhill Road.  The indoor facility can be used for a number of sports as well as health and fitness activities.  Paisley’s MSP, George Adam introduced her to Brian Caldwell the chief executive of St Mirren who conducted a guided tour.

 

Speaking on the visit George said:

 

‘St Mirren are a football club with a vision.  This permanent structure, the first of its kind in Scotland, provides all-weather training facilities for a range of sports.

 

‘The club can see that this facility will allow the next generation of young sportspeople to train and develop.

 

‘The Airdrome not only benefits the football team but the local community with local teams being able to use the facility as well as local schools.

 

‘Shona was impressed with the Airdrome and I was delighted that Kelburne Hockey Club representatives Duncan McInness and Billy Anderson took their time to see the facilities.

 

‘It should be remembered that this £150,000 training facility was devised and funded purely through the efforts of the club and they should be congratulated for their efforts to ensure that Paisley has such a fantastic all year round facility.’