"Cut in real terms for the second year" in NHS Tayside’s capital allocation

24 February 2009

 

Marlyn Glen said today that capital spending allocation in the health service in Dundee and Tayside was being cut in real terms for the second year running by the Scottish Government compared with 2007-08.

In a reply to a Parliamentary question tabled by Ms. Glen, Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon provided details of the formula capital allocation for NHS Tayside at 2009-10 prices and adjusted for inflation.

These were:

2007-08  £25.516 million

2008-09  £25.008 million

2009-10  £25,030 million

Ms. Glen said,

"The SNP Government has failed to sustain the large increases in capital allocation made by the previous Labour-led administration to NHS Tayside.

"On the face of it, the figures show a small increase for the next financial year, 2009-10.

"However, when inflation is taken into account, both this year’s spending and next year’s spending are each almost £500,000 less than two years ago.

" Increases in capital spending are needed to develop, maintain and improve hospital services. "

 

Source :

Parliamentary question

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

WRITTEN ANSWER

23 February 2009

Index Heading: Health and Wellbeing

Marlyn Glen: To ask the Scottish Executive what the value was of each capital allocation to NHS Tayside in each financial year since 2005-06, taking inflation into account.

(S3W-20892)

Ms Nicola Sturgeon :

The value of the formula capital allocations to NHS Tayside from 2005-06 taking inflation into account are shown in the following table: -

Year

Formula Capital Allocation

£m

Adjusted for Inflation

£m

2005-06

16.906

18.748

2006-07

20.276

21.883

2007-08

24.347

25.516

2008-09

24.650

25.008

2009-10

25.030

25.030

The figures are adjusted for 2009-10 prices

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