Mark McDonald has today welcomed a 7% per cent increase in the number of staff working for NHS Grampian since the SNP came to office.
New figures show that between September 2006 and September 2015 the number of staff working in the North East has increased from 11,203.3 to 11,994.9. There has also be an increase of 2.6% per cent between September 2014 and September 2015.
Commenting, Mark said:
“These figures show that under the SNP NHS Grampian has substantially more staff. I would like to thank the 11,995
hard-working doctors, nurses or ancillary staff that are providing quality care day in and day out.
“Overall, the number of people working for the NHS in Scotland is now at a record high and there are now 2,000 more nurses and midwives compared to when the SNP took office. The NHS budget has also reached a record high and now stands at £12 billion – an increase of £3 billion since 2007.
“While much progress has been made, the SNP will continue to do everything we can to make our NHS healthier still. That’s why, if re-elected as Scotland’s government, the SNP will protect the resource budget of the NHS in real terms for the next five years.”