Health Secretary, Shona Robison visited the Hub at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy today to announce an additional £5 million which is being given to NHS boards to support winter resilience across health and social care.

Cabinet Secretary meeting staff in the Discharge Hub

The additional‎ funding is to support winter planning and enhance resilience across the services, will make sure patients are seen quickly, efficiently and without delay. It will also be used to maximise additional staffing to help with weekend discharges in the face of an anticipated rise in attendances during the busy winter months.

Meeting staff Ms Robison heard directly how health and social care teams are working more closely together to deliver care to people both in hospital and in the community so they are able to live as safe and independently as possible.

Amongst those welcoming Ms Robison to the Hub were Director of Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership, Michael Kellet, alongside the Chief Executive and Chair of NHS Fife.

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