Hyslop Praises Hardworking NHS Staff Ahead of Festive Period as Staff Numbers Rise
Fiona Hyslop, Local Constituency MSP for Linlithgow has praised the staff working in our NHS who are helping to deliver the best-performing NHS in the UK ahead of the busy festive period after latest statistics showed increased staffing levels that will help give patients the best possible care.
West Lothian is benefitting from an increase in the numbers of NHS staff working for the Lothian health board – part of a Scotland-wide increase that has seen the NHS workforce reach record levels in 2017. NHS Lothian had its full-time equivalent staff levels increase from 19,999 to 20, 458.
Commenting, Fiona said;
“Staff are the lifeblood of our NHS – and it is always welcome news when there are more of them working in our hospitals and surgeries.
“This increase in staff – from 19,999 to 20,458– will help make sure people across West Lothian receive the top class care that they have come to expect from our NHS – particularly during the busy festive period when resources are often stretched.
“The hardworking staff in NHS Lothian deserve our thanks at all times of year, but not least during the holiday period when they might be away from their families looking after those in need.