Scots Trust must find £42m cost savings

Scots Trust must find £42m cost savings

SNP ministers deliver 'significantly lower' budget to Scotland's largest health board forcing FD to find £42m in cost savings

The finance director for Scotland’s largest health care trust said they would
have to find cuts of £42m this year after receiving a reduced budget by SNP
ministers.

Douglas Griffin, finance director of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde,
attributed the shortfall on a ‘significantly lower’ budget and a higher than
anticipated UK pay settlement.

Labour’s health spokeswoman, Margaret Curran, MSP for Glasgow Baillieston,
said: ‘Nicola Sturgeon will not want to be remembered as the minister for health
cuts, but this is the first sign the SNP’s decision to put less money than
Labour into health is starting to have an impact on services,’ The
Herald
reported.

The Trust moved to allay any patient concerns over future healthcare
confirming that the the cuts would not have an impact on patient care but would
come from ‘business restructuring and other efficiencies’.

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Scotland’s
largest health board announces £42 million cuts

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