Date lodged: 19 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is available for NHS boards to make their premises accessible for disabled people.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 4 July 2018
To support our twin approach of investment and reform, the 2018-19 budget increases the health resource budget by more than £400 million, taking it to a record high of over £13.1 billion and providing additional investment in frontline NHS Boards of 3.7%. In addition, in 2018-19, NHS Boards will receive capital allocations of £142 million in total for maintaining and upgrading the NHS estate and equipment, along with a further £209 million held centrally to support infrastructure investment across the sector.
NHS Boards are expected to make the best use of these resources to ensure that health services and facilities best meet the needs of the local population and that they comply with their legal and statutory responsibilities and accessibility is part of that consideration.